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CYDA National Youth Disability Summit September 29

September 29 - October 3

The Children and Young People with  Disability Australia (CYDA) inaugural National Youth Disability Summit will be held from September 29 – October 3, 2020. The online event will be an opportunity for young people with disability to get together and discuss their experiences and issues they are passionate about.

The summit is free for all young people with disability to attend, and given the ongoing complications from the COVID-19 pandemic, this year it will take place entirely online. It has been co-designed by young people with disability, for young people with disability with a Co-Design Committee established, comprising 20 young people with disability from around Australia.

The committee has identified five key themes which will guide each of the five days of the event:

  •         Education
  •         Employment
  •         Mental health
  •         The NDIS and housing
  •         Access, awareness and inclusion.

The first four of these topics will be covered on dedicated ‘youth autonomous’ days, specifically for young people with disability to hear from, learn from and connect with other young people with disability from around Australia.

Thursday October 1 will be an ‘Open Day’ where policy- and decision‑makers, non-young people with disability, advocacy organisations and the wider community will consider the theme of ‘Awareness, Access and Inclusion’. This will be a unique opportunity for the wider community to hear from a range of young people with disability speaking about issues they care about.

Anyone interested to attend the summit (including the Open Day) are encouraged to register their interest at: cydayouth.events. The full program will be announced soon.




September 29
October 3
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To submit an event, please contact: Kymberly Martin