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Welcome

Children and Young People with Disability Australia (CYDA) is the national peak body which represents children and young people (0 - 25) with disability. CYDA is a not for profit, community organisation.

CYDA receives its core funding under the Commonwealth Department of Social Services national secretariat program. CYDA has also received project funding from the Department of Social Services to provide information, referral and systemic advocacy regarding the experiences of children with disability in relation to the work of the Royal Commission Into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse.

CYDA provides a link betweeen the direct experiences of children and young people with disability and their families to federal government and other key stakeholders.

Media Release

Increase Disability Support Pension now to deal with coronavirus - 24 March 2020   
Increase Disability Support Pension now to deal with coronavirus - 24 March 2020 WORD

Urgent actions needed for people with disability to respond to COVID-19 - 19 March 2020
Urgent actions needed for people with disability to respond to COVID-19 - 19 March 2020 WORD

Coronavirus information and resources

Over the weekend, the Australian Government launched a national campaign to inform Australians about the coronavirus (COVID-19). The campaign includes four videos with captions and is aimed at stopping the spread of the coronavirus:

Easy Read Information

If you are looking for Easy Read resources on Coronavirus – the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) has published information on keeping yourself safe, as well as Easy Read information and frequently asked questions. You can find this information on the NDIS website.

The Growing Space has also published a 4 page Easy English Guide that clearly explains:

  • COVID-19 symptoms
  • Preparation advice for people with disability
  • Safety precautions
  • What to do if you’re unwell

You can read the Easy English Guide here (PDF), and it is also available on The Growing Space website (HTML).


Provider Obligations

The NDIS Quality and Safeguards Commission has published information on provider obligations – how to reduce the risk to people with disability, as well as links to updates and resources. This information is available on the NDIS Quality and Safeguards Commission website.

Support

If you are concerned about your exposure to CoronaVirus, the Department of Health has a specific hotline to respond to your enquiries. You can call 1800 020 080 (24 hours a day, seven days a week).

If you are deaf or have a hearing or speech impairment, you can use the National Relay Service to access any of the department’s listed phone numbers.

You can visit the National Relay Service website or call 1300 555 727. If you need translation and/or interpretation support, Translating and Interpreting Services are offered by the Australian Government on the Department of Home Affairs website .


 


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Media Enquiries

Contact Mary Sayers
Chief Executive Officer
0407 126 351
[email protected]