Who is Children and Young People with Disability Australia (CYDA)?

Children and Young People with Disability Australia (CYDA) is the national representative organisation for children and young people with disability aged 0 - 25 years.

Our vision is that children and young people with disability are valued and living empowered lives with equality of opportunity. We work to make sure governments, communities, and families, are empowering you to fully exercise your rights and aspirations.

Why is CYDA doing an education survey?

Every year we send out a National Education Survey. The survey helps us understand how students with disability are being supporting in the school system. It also helps understand what students with disability want and need to be best supported in their learning and feel included at their school.

This survey is specifically for young people so we can understand from your lived expertise what is working and what needs to change.

Who is this survey for?

This survey is for students with disability who are at school or who have recently left or finished school

There is a different survey for parents and caregivers to fill out. You might have someone to support you while you complete it, but we need to hear your views and experiences, not theirs. (Use this link if you are not a young person)

What does CYDA do with this information?

The information we collect is very important for our advocacy work.

We will use the information to advocate to government and others about the needs of school students with disability. 

By completing this survey, you are consenting (giving us your permission) to your responses being used by CYDA for research and advocacy purposes.

How will CYDA protect my information?

This survey is anonymous. We do not collect any ‘identifiable’ information (aka, information that would let us identify who you are like your name, school or IP address).

How long will the survey take?

Approximately 10 minutes. An asterisk (*) mean a question is required.

Who can I contact for support or to ask a question?

For more information or support, please contact Sue at or phone 03 9417 1025 or 1800 222 660 (outside metropolitan Melbourne).