Opportunities for our community!

     

    Welcome! This is the place where you can see new and upcoming opportunities to get involved with CYDA’s work! There are things for young people, families and caregivers.

    Opportunities for young people

    Join our focus groups on how organisations around Australia can create safe environments for children and young people with disability. 

    We want to know what you think organisations should learn about so that they can create safe environments. This will help CYDA to make recommendations on resources to help these organisations.

    There are two focus groups for young people with disability (aged 16-25).

    All participants will receive a $75 gift card for their time.

    More information HERE

     

    Paid opportunity! We are looking for young people with disability (15 - 25yo) to be part of our Youth Council!

    • Share your lived experience
    • Influence policy and research
    • Co-design CYDA's 2023 National Disability Youth Summit
    • Opportunity to apply to be on CYDA's Board
    • No experience necessary

    More information HERE

     

    Nominations now open! Be part of the National Youth Disability Leaders Program, August 2022 – February 2023

    Information in Easy Read

    The National Youth Disability Leaders Program is an opportunity for young people with disability (aged 18 to 25) to develop leadership skills and knowledge. The program is held entirely online and participants will connect with a network of engaged young people, disability advocates and industry leaders.

    Participants in the program will learn about:

    • setting leadership goals based on your values
    • disability rights and justice principles
    • how to lead the way on systemic change
    • managing burnout

    You will also have access to mentors and tailored 1:1 support throughout the program.

    This program will support YOUR leadership ambitions, skills and interests, whatever they may be!

    Nominations are now open and will close at 11:59pm AEST on Sunday 14 August 2022.

    More information HERE

     

    Opportunities for parents and caregivers

    Join our focus groups on how organisations around Australia can create safe environments for children and young people with disability. 

    We want to know what you think organisations should learn about so that they can create these safe environments. This will help CYDA to make recommendations on resources to help these organisations. 

    There are two focus groups for parents and caregivers. You can join one or both.

    All participants will receive a $75 gift card for their time.

    More information HERE

     

    Opportunities for everyone

    Paid photo opportunities 

    CYDA are seeking original artwork and candid photos of children and young people with disability to use in our publications. Our current imagery is limited and often unrepresentative of Australia and our community.

    We want to showcase real people with disability enjoying themselves with friends and families or enjoying individual activities in their every-day settings like home and school, or out and about.

    We want to be truly representative by including a range of:

    • physical and intellectual disability types – visible and not visible
    • functional supports, mobility and communication aids used
    • age groups
    • ethnic, cultural and religious differences and identities, and
    • family structures.

    Apply HERE!

     

    General opportunities 

    Membership and more 

    In this section are opportunities for families and caregivers of children with disability. We really hope you can join us!

    We will be sharing opportunities here in the near future, stay tuned!

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