UN Side Event 2020
It all begins with education
Realising inclusive education in Australia and the roadmap to change
The video of this event is now available to watch on UN Web TV.
Australia’s side event at the United Nations 13th Session of the Conference of State Parties to the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.
Co-hosted by Queensland Advocacy Inc. (QAI) and Children and Young People with Disability Australia (CYDA).
Young Australians with disability
Young person with disability, law student, QAI volunteer, Co-Chair working group for design of Disability Inclusion Action Plan.
Young person with disability, Chair of CYDA’s National Youth Disability Summit Co-Design Committee, CYDA Board Member, Recipient of The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award and the Laureate International Universities Here for Good Award.
Young autistic non-speaker who uses assisted typing to communicate, sociology and political science student, passionate advocate for people with complex communication needs.
Young person who lives with significant physical disability, CYDA Board member, law student and passionate advocate for equal opportunities, true inclusion, choice and control, with a focus in education and sport
Young person with disability, lawyer, graduate of two law schools, International Law Masters student, QAI volunteer and aspiring international lawyer or diplomat .
Senior Consultant, Community Resource Unit
Executive Officer, Family Advocacy
Registered Psychologist & Adjunct Associate Professor, Curtin University and member of the Australian Coalition for Inclusive Education
Lawyer, Founder and Director of Starting with Julius, CoFounder of All Means All – the Australian Alliance for Inclusive Education, member of Australian Coalition for Inclusive Education
Principal Solicitor & Deputy Director, QAI
CEO, Children and Young People with Disability Australia (CYDA), Chair of Australian Coalition for Inclusive Education
Associate Professor School of Law, University of Queensland, parent
How to attend
The UN have opened up attendance beyond CoSP delegates and extended it to the general public. So anyone wishing to watch this important discussion is welcome to attend remotely.
Date: Saturday 5 December, Australian time
Time: 9am Brisbane QLD