Webinar series - Inclusion in early childhood

     Webinar series: Inclusion in early childhood

    We at Children and Young People with Disability Australia believe that hearing directly from young people with disability about their experiences helps families, caregivers, and communities to have high expectations and aspirations for all children. You'll hear from young people with disability who will be presenting and facilitating the webinars, about their experiences growing up.

    • CYDA Webinar 1: Inclusion in early childhood - when and where do we start?
    • CYDA Webinar 2: Early intervention and inclusion - can we do both?
    • CYDA Webinar 3: Tips for inclusion - what are easy things to start with?
    • CYDA Webinar 4: Where can we get help? The basics of information etc.
    • CYDA Webinar 5: What does school ready mean? What to ignore and what to do
    • CYDA Webinar 6: Inclusion. How do I do that? Suggestions and examples

    Please also look into signing up for the following webinars in the series: Eventbrite collection link:

    Webinar recordings

    Please see CYDA’s ‘Inclusion in early childhood playlist’ on YouTube - link 

    Materials for participants

    We have attached here some documents to get the most out of the webinars. 

    1. Slides for each webinar  
    2. Handouts and worksheets with further information and questions for planning  
    3. Supporting materials about the communication approach and activities in the webinar and what does this mean for working with children and their families 

    Providing feedback on the webinar

    Thank you for accessing the webinars. We value your feedback and would appreciate you completing this short feedback survey

    What have people said about the webinars?

    Family members of children with disability said:

    • “It was different to what I was expecting but I think it was great to get the perspective from young people. It made me reflect on how important it is to advocate for all children.”

     Early childhood educators said:

    • “The young people who spoke were eloquent and insightful. Thank you for providing the platform for us to hear there thoughts on such an important issue.”
    • “It was great to hear personal experiences and the use of story telling it is impactful and stays with you.”
    • “Loved the person stories from young people about their lived experiences. Made my heart smile.”

     Early intervention professionals said:

    • “Presentation was professional and personal at the same time. Easy to listen to.”
    • “Thank you for the webinar. I have walked away with some meaningful ideas and points for reflection to consider. Thanks”
    • “It’s a very rare opportunity for us who work in early intervention to reflect on how we are making sure our work is reflective of children’s voice. This session has really made an impact to my practice and will make sure to share the recordings with my colleagues. Thank you for your wonderful presentation.“