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Children and Young People with Disability Australia (CYDA) is the national peak body which represents children and young people (aged 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 between the direct experiences of children and young people with disability and their families to federal government and other key stakeholders.

The results of CYDA’s national survey on the education experiences of students with disability have been released. The survey of 1396 students and families provide a national snapshot of current experiences. The majority of participants stated that the level of support the student receives at school is inadequate. High rates of bullying, exclusion, restraint and seclusion are also reported. Information about the survey results is available here

Children and Young People with Disability Australia will be appointing a new auditor. The outgoing auditor is Crowe Horwath West Vic and the proposed incoming auditor is Tony Ager of Assur Audit and Assurance. The reason for a change of auditors is due to the resignation as auditors by Crowe Horwath West Vic.

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Media Inquiries

Contact Stephanie Gotlib
Chief Executive Officer
03 9417 1025