The Youth Disability Advocacy Service is writing a report about the experiences of disabled young people. 

This report will be our submission to the Disability Royal Commission in Australia.

The Disability Royal Commission is a way for the A group of people with the power to run Australia.Australian Government to look into how disabled people are treated in Australia.

They want to find ways to make sure disabled people are safe and treated fairly. 

We want to make sure the voices and experiences of disabled young people are heard by the Disability Royal Commission. Our report will include the Ways to solve a problem or problems.solutions that disabled young people want.

Click here to learn more about the Disability Royal Commission.

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Opportunities for disabled young people

We want to hear from you! There are 3 ways you can speak up:

If you want to share your experience independently, click here to read our guide on making a submission to the Disability Royal Commission.

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Join a conversation

We are holding small group conversations with disabled young people about issues that are important to you. Each conversation will focus on an issue, like education or employment.

You can attend 1 or more conversations.

You will be paid $50 for each conversation you attend.

During these conversations, you can talk about your experiences and what needs to change. We will also talk about solutions to problems that disabled young people face. We will share your ideas and solutions with the Disability Royal Commission.

Sign up to attend by either: 

  • filling out this form or  

  • emailing Seb at policy@yacvic.org.au with the list of conversations you want to attend or 

  • calling or texting Jade on 0438 638 734 to tell her which conversations you want to attend. 

Here are the conversations you can attend and what they are about: 

Text session – no video or audio
Day: Thursday 13 May
Time: 4 - 6 pm 

Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander experiences
(date and time to be confirmed) 

Sign up to come to one or more of the conversations by clicking here! 

Complete our survey

Our Disability Royal Commission survey asks questions about your experiences and what you think should change. You only have to answer the questions you want to answer. 

You can answer the survey by choosing the most accessible format for you below:

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Share your experience

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

Click here to find out more about getting support to make a submission to the Disability Royal Commission.

Contact us

If you want to be involved but none of these options work for you, get in touch with our team so we can find another way for you to have your say.

Email Seb at policy@yacvic.org.au or phone or text Jade on 0438 638 734.