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CYDA calls for guarantee that children with disability will remain on NDIS until effective early childhood approaches are available for all
CYDA welcomes recent statements from NDIS Review Co-Chair Bruce Bonyhady advocating for additional supports for children and young people with disability.
CYDA to co-design vital resources to promote the safety of children and young people with disability in organisational settings
CYDA to receive a funding boost from the National Office for Child Safety to co-design vital resources.
Today, a group of disability rights organisations from across Australia are launching an action plan to end the violence against people with disability.
All children deserve a high quality, affordable early education and care system that is universally accessible. But the current early education and care system is not working for children with disability and neurodiverse profiles.
CYDA Welcomes SA Royal Commission’s Recommendations to Strengthen and Expand Early Learning Services
It is encouraging to see The Royal Commission include children with disability in its recommendations for the early childhood education and care sector.
“In my first job, I, unfortunately, experienced a lack of support as a disabled person. I believe that this came from their lack of awareness, not necessarily a place of malice.” Emily Unity reflects on their first experience of employment, what they’ve learned, and what they would do differently now.
The NSW government is stuck in the dark ages as their draft behaviour policy continues to harm children and families and lacks acknowledgement of the current education systems failing in meeting the needs of students with disability.
Children and Young People with Disability Australia supports the Disability Royal Commission’s plan to end discriminatory restrictive practice against people with disability
Restrictive practices start early and have lifelong trauma and life-altering effects on young people with disability, and their sense of self and identity.
CYDA welcomes funding boost for Inclusion Support Program, but further support is needed to make the early learning system more inclusive
Children and Young People with Disability Australia has welcomed the announcement made by Minister for Early Childhood Education Anne Aly for a $21.2 million investment to the Government’s Inclusion Support Program.
“I couldn’t help but laugh that such a tiny airport was willing to take the time to train their staff in this program, but the big airports couldn’t be bothered.” – Ashleigh Keating writes about her experiences using the Hidden Disabilities Sunflower lanyard in North America.