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Advocacy

Advocacy continues to be a major component of the work of CYDA. CYDA aims to achieve better outcomes for children and young people with disability and undertakes the following to achieve this purpose:

  • Listen and respond to the voices and experiences of children and young people with disability.
  • Advocate for children and young people with disability for equal opportunities, participation and inclusion in the Australian community.
  • Educate national public policy-makers and the broader community about the experiences of children and young people with disability.
  • Inform children and young people with disability, their families and care givers about their citizenship rights and entitlements.
  • Celebrate the successes and achievements of children and young people with disability.
An imperative part of the work of CYDA is to raise awareness of issues impacting children and young people with disability. It is not possible to achieve effective policy and practice for children and young people with disability unless governments and the community are informed of lived experiences of disability.

CYDA is committed to ensuring children and young people with disability directly participate and inform our work. This is reflected in CYDA’s latest Strategic Plan. CYDA has also released an issues paper entitled Strengthening the Participation of Children and Young People with Disability in Advocacy to assist with informing the future directions of CYDA.

See the links below for information about CYDA and other organisational advocacy.

Systemic Advocacy
Individual Advocacy
CYDA Submissions
CYDA Issue Papers
Other Representation
Current News and Inquiries
CYDA Media
Issues from the Media