Youth Disability Advocacy Service (YDAS) supports the youth sector to be more accessible and inclusive of young people with disability. We want to create a world where young people with disability are able to access the same services as everyone else. 

Disabled young people co-designed our Together Training and co-facilitate an interactive half-day course for youth workers on including disabled young people. The training will motivate you to make positive change, give you the confidence to take the next steps, and provide you with the tools and skills to be more accessible and inclusive. 

Free training for individuals

In 2023, thanks to the Department of Social Services, YDAS will be running free Open Together: Access & Inclusion Trainings for individuals to sign up to! Each training will take place over Zoom and is facilitated by 2 amazing disabled people with lived and professional experience! Please note: this training is for people who may not otherwise be able to access or afford it. If you are from an organisation, please contact our team to explore a tailored Together training for your team.

You need to register via Humanitix. The link for the Humanitix sign-up for each session is below: 

In the training we cover:

  • Models of disability
  • Communicating with disabled young people 
  • Language and how to ask questions 
  • Supporting disabled young people 
  • Intersectionality and stories of lived experience
  • Planning accessible and inclusive events and activities 
  • Developing a statement of commitment, access key and social script
  • Questions and answers 

You can discuss any specific needs or areas of focus you have for your training. 

  • Add to or adapt our content to meet your needs. 
  • We currently are only running online training using Zoom video platform.
  • We provide the training as 1x 4-hour session or 2x 2-hour sessions, or another format of your choosing.
  • Post-training resources and check-ins help you implement what you’ve learned, including development of access keys, access & inclusion action plans, or reviewing your existing programs or policies.
  • We can also provide webinars or speaking engagements.

The training is suitable for up to 20 participants and works best when delivered to a whole staff team, including management. Disabled young people co-designed and co-facilitate the training.

Contact us

If you have any questions or want to know more or would like to book a Together Training for your team, please contact our Together Program Officer Is Hay (they/them). Their email is or you can call or text them at 0472 635 607.

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