Have your say
Amplifying the voice of children and young people
CYDA has the mandate to advocate for children and young people with disability living in Australia and undertakes to listen and respond to their voices and experiences. There are a number of ways to connect and share your experiences with us.
CYDA regularly consults with our members through surveys, focus groups, working groups and consultation forums.
The latest opportunities to have your say are below.
2020 Education Survey
Every year CYDA completes a National Education Survey. This year our survey is different because of the COVID-19 situation. We will use the information to advocate to government about the needs of children and young people with disability during this time.
We are hoping you can complete this survey about the education experiences for students with disability and we want to hear from you as either:
- a young person with disability, or
- a parent or carer of a child or young person with disability.
This online survey will take approximately 10 to 15 minutes to complete. Your responses will be confidential and we do not collect identifying information. Complete the Education Survey 2020 – Learning in a time of crisis: COVID-19 (Coronavirus)
Disability Royal Commission Workshops
In partnership with state and territory-based organisations, over the past few months CYDA has co-hosted online workshops for individuals and families interested in learning more about the Disability Royal Commission and how to have their say on the issue of inclusive education.
The online workshops include practical tips and support to prepare your own submission if you would like to do so. Frequently asked questions about the Royal Commission are addressed, and you will have an opportunity to hear about other work being undertaken to promote inclusive education through engagement with the Royal Commission.
Learn more about the Disability Royal Commission and how to share your stories.
YDAS Emerging Young Leaders Program
Youth Disability Advocacy Services (YDAS), in partnership with CYDA, is running a free online leadership program for young Victorians with disability, deafness, neurodiversity and/or lived experience of mental health issues. Do you find yourself leading? Are you aged between 14–19? Apply now for YDAS' free online leadership program. Applications close Thursday 4 June 2020.
Talk to us on Twitter
Twitter is where news is broken, links are shared and memes are born. Unlike Facebook, Twitter is public by default. Tweets can contain links, photos, GIFs or videos. But if you're tweeting text with us, you're limited to 280 characters.
Follow us on Facebook
Facebook is a great platform for CYDA to reach a mass of children and young people with disability and their families. It is also a good way to connect and communicate with our members and stakeholders.
Connect with us on Instagram
At CYDA we leverage Instagram to share our vision and goals, advocate for support, profile our members and show the impact of our work, using one of the most visceral and powerful mediums possible: visual media.
Attend our events
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You can contact us by phone or email to provide information or if you have an enquiry.
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