Ydp Summit

Young Disabled People's Summit 2018!

November 5th, 2018

Empowerment for Inclusion and Equality

This free, fun, accessible event celebrates the 2018 UN International Day of Disabled People's theme: "Empowerment for Inclusion and Equality".

The event is open to young disabled people aged 15 - 30, with any type of impairment or disability, including those with long term conditions.

Parents and carers of young disabled people are also invited to attend (with or without the young person they support).

At this event you will have a chance to:

  • Experience our latest Purple Poncho Players (PPPs) drama group performance!

  • Watch our new short film made with young disabled people!

  • Hear about GDA’s work with young people and how this supports them to build confidence, make connections and progress in their lives!

  • Meet others, be inspired and get involved!

  • Help us tell decision makers what young disabled people need to be empowered, be included and feel more equal!

  • Get information, support and advice from a range of stalls!

  • Take part - range of free workshops for parents and carers!

  • Have fun - afternoon "Prom" event for young disabled people!

  • Win great prizes in fun competitions!

> Free refreshments and lunch provided.

> Access support provided: Personal Care Assistance, BSL and Notetakers, Changing Rooms, Mobile Hoists, Quiet Room, Dietary Requirements and Transport. Let us know what else we can do to enable you to take part and we'll do our best to help.

For young disabled people - have fun in the afternoon with our “Prom” Celebration! • Makeover zone - freshen up ready to party! • DJ and dancing • Fun photo booth • Silent disco and quiet chill out zone • Goody bag to take away

For parents and carers - a range of free workshops including: • Welfare Rights and Benefits Advice • Self Directed Support • Employability • Independent Living Fund Scotland • Good Transitions • Meet other parents and carers and learn from their experience

Important information:

The event is free to attend but places must be booked in advance. More information in the latest GDA events bulletin available online or via the GDA office.

Please book via the Eventbrite link here, or via the GDA Office directly on 0141 556 7103, Text 07958 299 496 or email

Praise for GDA's PPP Drama Group

Amazing...Fab event with the wonderful Purple Ponchos. I genuinely was blown away by the performance. I get annoyed when some arguing about welfare system take a sort of 'poor souls' approach and the sketches took that on brilliantly.” MSP

The performance was amazing. We don’t often see disabled people in such a powerful position. The atmosphere was electric and GDA is a shining example of empowerment in action” Glasgow Councillor

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