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National Young People with Disability Summit 2020


Join your National Summit Co-design Committee

In 2020 Children and Young People with Disability Australia (CYDA) will be hosting a first ever National Young People with Disability Summit to be held in June 2020. 

The National Young People with Disability Summit will bring young people from across Australia together to discuss the ideas and policies needed to make our nation a great place for all young people with disability. Importantly the National Summit will be for young people and designed and run by young people.

We are seeking expressions of interest from young people with disability aged between 15 and 25 to join our National Summit Co-design Committee.

What’s involved?

We are seeking 10 young people from around Australia to join our Summit Co-design Committee.

The Summit Co-design Committee will:

  • Work alongside a group of young people from across Australia to design the format of the National Young People with Disability Summit
  • Help CYDA understand how to best involve young people with disability in their National Summit
  • Help organise and run the National Young People with Disability Summit

The National Summit Co-design Committee will be chaired by Melanie Tran who is an award winning young person, named as one of the Top 100 Women of Influence by The Australian Financial Review.

All co-designers will be paid for their time and all travel and accommodation to participate in the National Summit will also be paid for.

All meetings will be held via Zoom which is an online meeting forum. More information about the accessibility of Zoom.

There will be six meetings held between before the National Summit to be held in June 2020.

Why are we running this summit?

We hope through holding this first ever National Young People with Disability Summit that:

  • Young people with disability feel included and supported to have their say about the issues that are important to them in their lives
  • Young people with disability have built their capacity in becoming self-advocates and leaders
  • Young people with disability have informed policy makers and governments about what needs to change for young people with disability
  • CYDA has learned from the unique perspectives of young people with disability through hosting the summit and the evaluation
  • CYDA can amplify the voice of young people with disability who are experts by experience
  • Young people with disability have expressed an interest in becoming future co-designers and active participants in CYDAs youth leadership strategy
  • CYDA has learned about how young people want to be involved in their representative organisation in the future

Who should join the National Summit Co-design Committee?

Young people with disability aged between 15 and 25 are invited to join the National Summit Co-Design Committee. If you are aged under 18 you must have permission from a parent or guardian to participate.

  • You would like to get experience in being involved in a committee and willing to share your experience and perspective
  • You would like contribute your ideas for the design and running of the National Summit for Young People with Disability.
  • You will be able to attend the National Summit in June 2020. This will involve the day of the summit and the day before the summit to assist with planning.
  • You would be happy to assist with advocating and promoting the National Young People with Disability Summit (including but not limited to: social media posts, spokesperson etc.)

Apply to join the National Summit Co-design Committee

CYDA and the Chair of the Co-design Committee will make the final decision on the selection of the committee. Decisions will be made one week after the close of the Expression of Interest process, which closes on 17 January 2020.

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