Advocacy

Listening, Representing, Fighting for Our Community

As the organisation that represents all young people with disabilities in WA, we believe it is important to work for members, no matter whether you think the issue is big or small. That means doing as much as we can to fix attitudes, rules, laws and systems to improve the lives of all young people in Western Australia with disabilities.

We Want to Hear From You!

We always want to be representative so if there is something you need help fighting, or want us to explore - please get in contact with us!

Note that we do not have the capacity to provide individual one-on-one advocacy - we are an organisation dedicated to systemic advocacy. If you require individualised support, feel free to get in touch and we can provide you with a referral to someone that can help.

Some of Our Advocacy Work

Letter to Hon Stephen Dawson Minister for Disability Services

Letter to the Minister regarding the State Training Plan 2018-2020. YDAN is concerned that young people with disability are not being considered adequately as prospective employees with the disability and social services market about to significantly increase. 

Read Hon. Stephen Dawson's Response Here

Letter to Hon. Sue Ellery Minister for Education & Training

Letter to the Minister regarding the teaching of Auslan in schools. YDAN has received many accounts of teachers with no qualifications and no ties to the Deaf community teaching from YouTube and other poor resources. 

Read Hon. Sue Ellery's Response Here

YDAN Demand for Disability

Royal Commission 

YDAN joined other disability organisations to pressure federal politicians and the Government to fully fund a wide scope Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability. 

Disability Pride - Pride Parade 2018

For the first time YDAN organised a 'Disability Pride' contingent in the 2018 Pride Parade. The event was immensely successful and gave the LGBTQI+ Disability community a chance to participate. 

Youth Taking Charge NDIS 

YDAN delivered an event on the NDIS with a youth focus. The event was about taking charge of the NDIS and self-advocacy.

Letter to Hon. David Tempelman Minister for Culture and Arts

Letter to the Minister with an invitation to meet with YDAN Executive Chair and Deputy-Chair over increasing issues with concert and event accessibility. 

Minister's Response Coming Soon.

Concert Accessibility 

YDAN has been involved in a national campaign to have concert accessibility increased. The petition started by YDAN Deputy-Chair has reached over 20,000 signatures. 

2017 Marriage Equality Survey Accessibility

YDAN requested action regarding advertising the accessibility of the ABS ran Marriage Equality Postal Survey.

Read Dr Anne Aly's Response Here.

Read Senator Glenn Sterle's Response Here.

NDIS in
Western
Australia

We have been attending meetings and joining forces with other WA Advocacy groups to ensure that young people with disabilities get the best outcome with NDIS funding.

Open Letter to Education Minister Hon. Simon Burmingham

Letter with concerns on Leading Learning 4 All resource. The resource is intended to support schools, school leaders and teachers in promoting inclusive education and meeting Commonwealth legislation and policy.

Senator Proposal on Powered Wheelchair Limit

YDAN has supported a collective of individuals aggrieved by the proposal of Senator John Williams to limit the limit the speed and weight of powered wheelchairs and mobility scooters to 6km/h and 150kg, respectively.

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Leederville 6903

Acknowledgment of Country 
Youth Disability Advocacy Network (YDAN) would like to acknowledge that we operate on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander land, which was stolen and never ceded and always was and always will be Aboriginal land. We humbly pay our respects to all Elders past, present & emerging.

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