Policy Corner

YDAS Policy and Procedures as of February 2015


Submission to the inquiry into the provision of services under the NDIS for people with psychosocial disability related to a mental health condition

YDAS recently completed a submission to the inquiry into the provision of services under the NDIS for people with psychosocial disability related to a mental health condition. While we commend and support efforts to meet the needs of people with psychosocial disability through the NDIS, we caution the Committee against placing mental health services purely within a disability framework, and our submission outlines this concern.

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Submission to the Victorian State Disability Plan 2017-2020

YDAS recently completed a submission to the Victorian State Disability Plan 2017 to 2020. The submission provides a comprehensive overview of the evidence of disadvantage that young people with disabilities face in Victoria and a summary of what they say they want from government and society to address this disadvantage.

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Submission to the investigation of how allegations of abuse in the disability sector are reported and investigated

YDAS wants the voices and concerns of young people to be heard by government and service providers. Alongside young people with disabilities, YDAS contributes to Government inquiries, provides feedback on policy direction and advocates on issues that are important to young people with disabilities. Our reports and submissions are below.

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Submission to the Senate inquiry into the adequacy of existing residential care arrangements available for young people with severe physical, mental or intellectual disabilities in Australia

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YDAS NYDC Proposal 2013

This proposal recommends the establishment of the National Youth Disability Council (NYDC), a National Advocacy Voice to represent and advocate for the rights and interests of young people with disabilities between the ages of 12 and 25.


 

YDAS DSAPT Submission 2012 Review

YDAS Submission to the Disability Standards for Accessible Public Transport (Transport Standards) 2012 Review


 

YDAS response to employment discussion paper 2012

YDAS Response to Federal Government Discussion Paper – Improving the Employment Participation of People with Disabilities in Australia


 

YDAS Submission to the NDIS RIS

YDAS Submission to the NDIS RIS to the National Disability Insurance Scheme Joint Taskforce


 

YDAS submission NDIS Bill 2012

National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) Bill 2012 Inquiry


 

State Disability Plan 2012 YDAS Submission

Submission regarding the Victorian State Disability Plan


 

YDAS Submission Lifetime Care and Support Scheme

Submission to the Productivity Commission Inquiry into the Lifetime Care and Support Scheme for People with Disabilities (commonly known as the National Disability Insurance Scheme, or NDIS)


 

Youth Roundtable Report December 08

Report from the National Disability Strategy Youth Roundtable


 

YDAS Position Statements

‘Position Statements’ which talk about where our organisation stands on a number of issues and areas of life that are important to young people with disabilities


 

RIS YDAS Submission

Response to Visitable and Adaptable Features in Housing Regulatory Impact Statement (RIS)


 

YDAS Taxi Inquiry Submission

Taxi industry inquiry to the Victorian Taxi Directorate


 

AYAC Submission – Review Disability Standards PDF

AYAC and YDAS provided a submission to the Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations’ (DEEWR) review of the Disability Standards for Education 2005.