A space for young people with disability
On this page, you will find information about CYDA’s youth programs, opportunities, youth led advocacy and content created by young people with disability.
Young Leaders Program
A 6-8 month program supporting young people with disability to achieve their own leadership goals, and develop their skills and interests, whatever they may be!
Image: A young woman with fair skin and long blonde hair, wearing headphones, sitting at a computer with hands on keyboard and looking to her left into camera and smiling.
Graphic of a plane flying in front of the sun over a Canberra cityscape. Text reads: “National Youth Disability Summit”.
National Youth Disability Summit
An annual CYDA conference event where young people with disability gather (online and in person). At the Summit, young people talk about the issues that matter to them, and have an opportunity to have a real say in their futures.
Youth led advocacy
Young people with disability are leading the way at CYDA, working directly on our policy and research, election platforms and as delegates to the United Nations.
Image: Text in a blue blob reads: “Young, powerful, engaged”.
Opinion pieces and interviews by young people with disability.
“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.