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Empowering young people to create a future that is just, free from discrimination, and disability culture is celebrated.

YDAN is a leading advocacy organisation and the peak representative body in Western Australia for young people with disabilities.

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Our services


YDAN presents a number of hands-on, professional workshops for all ages and needs. The workshops are created by young people with disability and draws on their experiences and stories.

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Book one of YDAN’s passionate young people with disabilities to provide their unique insights when speaking at one of your meetings, forums or events on an issue/topic of your choice.

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YDAN provide tailored audits conducted by young people with disabilities, which provides comprehensive experiential feedback on access and appeal to youth for your service, facility or event.

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You can engage YDAN to be matched with a specialist consultant to help your organisation. The specialist consultants are all young people with disabilities with lived experiences and valuable insights.

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Nothing Without Us! FREE Self-Advocacy Training course for Young People with Disability

This course is for young people with disability who may be:

  • Struggling with getting needs met at work or school
  • Not being taken seriously at the doctors
  • Not being heard by loved ones

This FREE course will support you to advocate for yourself!

  • Learn how to prepare to self-advocate, express your rights and identify who you can speak to if you can’t resolve an issue
  • Learn different way of how to take care of your physical, emotional and social wellbeing as a Young Person with a Disability
  • Develops your leadership skills as future self-advocates
  • Builds your capacity to have a say in life decisions
  • Build your vocational experience – receive a certificate of completion after the course (and references can be provided)

The next training will be held in Claisebrook over 3 Saturday’s – 9th, 16th, & 23rd March from 11am – 1pm. Sign up here

Engaging with Young People with Disability

A basic introduction to the concepts of disability covering topics like the social model, universal design and correct terminology to use. The opportunity to ask questions in a judgement free space. Hands-on activities get participants really thinking.

Creating Inclusive Spaces

This workshop covers the basics of disability and covers key points for how to create accessible events using feedback and stories. A unique opportunity to listen directly and find out how to make your events or services more accessible.

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The Youth Disability Advocacy Network acknowledges the traditional custodians of country on which we work, live, and play; the Whadjuk people of the Noongar Nation.

We respect their continuing connection to land, sea and community and acknowledge that it was never ceded; this always was and always will be Aboriginal land. We pay our respect Elders past and present and celebrate the ongoing contributions of their young people in our communities.