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Children with Disability Australia (CDA) is the national peak body which represents children and young people (aged 0-25) with disability. CDA is a not for profit, community organisation that was officially incorporated as a company limited by guarantee in November 2009.

The organisation was initially established in 2002 as the Australian Association of Families of Children with a Disability. CDA receives its core funding under the Commonwealth Department of Social Services national secretariat program. CDA also receives additional project funding  from Department of Education to expand the education policy capacity of the organisation.

CDA provides a link between the direct experiences of children and young people with disability and their families to federal government and other key stakeholders. This link is essential for the creation of a true appreciation of the experiences of and challenges for children and young people with disability.



CDA’s latest issues paper has been released.  Inclusion in Education – towards equality for students with disability is a detailed review of the research literature and looks at the barriers and low expectations faced by students with disability, what inclusion really means in education and the outcomes that can be achieved when it is done well. What does this mean for education reform in Australia?

Inclusion in Education PDF Inclusion in Education PDF (4627 KB)

Inclusion in Education WORD Inclusion in Education WORD (234 KB)


Photo of a Father with Daughter - Also a Link to the Role of CDA page

What We Do

The role of CDA  More button - Links to the What We Do Page
Family Voices magazine photos - Also a link to the Family Voices Page

Listen Up!

CDA's Member Publication

Link to the Family Voices Page

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