Disabled people are more likely to experience Someone is hurting you physically.violence, Someone is treating you badly.abuseYou are not being supported or taken care of the way you should be.neglect and Someone is using you or taking advantage of you.exploitation than people who do not have disabilities.

That’s why the A group of people with the power to run Australia.Australian Government has called a Disability Royal Commission to look into the issue.

Click here to learn more about the Disability Royal Commission and why it is important.

Sharing your experience

It is important for the stories and experiences of disabled young people to be heard.

The issues talked about during the Disability Royal Commission affect young people.

Sharing your experience will help the Disability Royal Commission understand what is going wrong and what needs fixing.

Click here to learn more about why it is important for young people to speak up during the Disability Royal Commission.

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Get support to share your experience

We are working with AMIDA to support disabled young people to share their stories and experiences with the Disability Royal Commission.

AMIDA is a disability advocacy organisation. Click here to learn more about AMIDA.

We can support you to share your experience in a way that works best for you.

Think about the ways you like to communicate best.

We can support you to:

  • Write down your experience

  • Record you speaking about your experience

  • Video you speaking about your experience

To learn more about sharing your story with the Disability Royal Commission, click here to read our guide on making a submission to the Disability Royal Commission.

You can make a submission independently, or our team can help you share your experience with the Disability Royal Commission.

Meet the team

When you contact us you will speak with Jade from our advocacy team. She can set-up a time for you to meet with Mark from AMIDA.

Mark's role at AMIDA is to support disabled people to share their stories and experiences with the Disability Royal Commission.

When you speak with Mark, he will chat with you about your story and how you would like to share it.

The conversation is safe and led by you.

You can bring a friend, family member, or YDAS team member for support.

Getting support is free. It will not cost anything.

Watch the 3 minute video below to meet Jade and Mark, and learn more about getting support to share your experience with the Disability Royal Commission.

The video is Auslan interpreted and has captions.

Contact us

Contact Jade if you would like support to share your story with the Disability Royal Commission.

You can email jmaiolo@ydas.org.au or text or call 0438 638 734.