With this paper, we explore ways in which participation by children and young people with disability could be deepened and strengthened to support their involvement in advocacy and change-making at a range of levels.
We provide a framework for understanding participation for young people with disability and identify current barriers to creating opportunities for young people from different perspectives — young people themselves, family, community, and service contexts.
We showcase exemplars and outline strategies about how to plan, implement and evaluate meaningful participation which can also work as a practical resource for those working with young people in a range of domains. These ‘how to’ strategies take into account the broad scope needed to accommodate the diverse range of capabilities and preferences of children and young people.
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