National Youth Disability Summit – ‘Our Stories, Our Future’

Children and Young People with Disability Australia (CYDA) are hosting it’s second National Youth Disability Summit between 5 and 7 July 2022. The Summit is designed by disabled young people for disabled young people.

Three key themes have been identified for the Summit by the Co-Design Committee:

  • Education
  • Advocacy
  • Medical Systems, Diagnosis and Emotional Fatigue of Disability.

The Summit will have a mix of keynote presentations, interactive workshops, panels and networking opportunities. Sessions are spaced out to give plenty of breaks and this means participants can join as many or as few sessions as they like.

Being held in NAIDOC week, the Summit will be diverse, inclusive and accessible and will celebrate and champion intersectionality and collaboration.

Participation is free for all young people with disability (diagnosed and not diagnosed) aged between 12 – 30 years. The Summit celebrates and fosters disability pride and connects young disabled people with each other to amplify our collective voice.

While the Summit is a youth autonomous event, if you are over 31 years of age organisers invite you to attend the Open Day on Thursday, 7 July. On the Open Day families and caregivers, service providers and policy makers are welcome to come along to hear from young disabled people about what is important to them.

You can register for the free event here. If you have any questions or would like more details, please visit the Summit website below or email CYDA.