Cara coordinates, develops and delivers inclusive training and education workshops across the Sport, Fitness, Adventure and Education sectors. All our workshops are designed to equip participants with the knowledge, competence and skills necessary to include people with disabilities in sport and physical activity, and increase quality provision.
Cara’s Tutor Team currently come from many different disabilities, sporting and physical activity professions and organisations. Our tutors bring a wealth of knowledge and practical experience to each and every workshop. That, coupled with a genuine enthusiasm and love of what they do, always makes for an enjoyable learning experience.
Training & Education Update 2022
In consultation with our training and education working group and the wider team of Cara, and given the reintroduction of restrictions and the ongoing advice for remote working, we have made the decision to continue to deliver our training and education workshops virtually for Quarter 1 and Quarter 2 of 2022. The safety of all of our tutors and attendees is of utmost importance to us, so we will also continue our review of our in-person workshops in preparation for a return to in-person delivery, once it is safe and appropriate to do so. We will be opening our workshop bookings again in January 2022, to commence delivery in February 2022.
Cara advocates for the Inclusion Continuum and the TREE model across all sport and physical activity settings.
Rather than thinking of inclusion as everyone participating together, consider inclusion as a process of ensuring ALL are included at a level appropriate to them.
The activities can vary from “open” to “modified”, “parallel”, “reverse integration”, and “separate”. Sometimes we can think of “inclusion” as everyone participating together, but “open” activities aren’t always possible or may not be the best option for a particular session. Consider ranging from “fully integrated” to “fully segregated” when planning your activities.
Regardless of the activity provided, how can a sport coach, leader, or teacher adapt or modify their sessions to ensure they are inclusive for all ability levels?
The TREE model can be applied to any given type of activity on the Inclusion Continuum. To modify and adapt your activities to make them more inclusive and accessible for all ability levels, you can take an inclusive approach in many different ways by applying this tool:
- Teaching or coaching style: you can adapt the way you communicate with the participants
- Rules and regulations: you can simplify or change the rules and regulations to make your activities more inclusive
- Equipment: you can modify the equipment you use to help the participants access your activities
- Environment: you can adjust where the activities happen and how they are structured to accommodate all ability levels
|Workshop||Date||Facilitated by||Where||Time||Contact Name||Contact email||Positions available|
|Autism in Sport Online Workshop||5th April 2022||Cavan Sports Partnership||Zoom||19.00- 21.30||Dean McElroyemail@example.com||Contact Facilitator|
|Disability Inclusion Training workshop||25th April 2022||Mayo Sports Partnership||Zoom||19.00- 21.30||Ray McNamarafirstname.lastname@example.org||Contact Facilitator|
|Disability Inclusion Training workshop||26th April 2022||Donegal Sports Partnership||Zoom||19.00- 21.30||Therese Lavertyemail@example.com||Contact Facilitator|
|Autism in Sport online workshop||27th April 2022||Westmeath Sports Partnership||Zoom||19.00-21.30||Mary Kate Duiganfirstname.lastname@example.org||Contact Facilitator|
|Autism in Sport online workshop||28th April 2022||Cork Sports Partnership||Zoom||18.30-21.00||Cliona Horanemail@example.com||Contact Facilitator|
|Disability Inclusion Training Workshop||3rd May 2022||Roscommon Sports Partnership||Zoom||18.30-21.00||Elaine Igoefirstname.lastname@example.org||Contact Facilitator|
|Disability Inclusion Training Workshop||5th May 2022||Longford Sports Partnership||Zoom||18.30-21.00||Michaela Farrellyemail@example.com||Contact Facilitator|
|Autism in Sport online workshop||9th May 2022||Louth Sports Partnership||Zoom||18.30-21.00||Triona Faapitofirstname.lastname@example.org||Contact Facilitator|
|Disability Inclusion Training workshop||10th May 2022||Roscommon Sports Partnership||Zoom||18.30-21.00||Elaine Igoeemail@example.com||Contact Facilitator|
|Autism in Sport online workshop||10th May 2022||Limerick Sports Partnership||Zoom||19.00-21.30||Rachel McAuleyfirstname.lastname@example.org||Contact Facilitator|
|Disability Inclusion Training workshop||16th May 2022||Limerick Sports Partnership||Zoom||19.00-21.30||Rachel McAuleyemail@example.com||Contact Facilitator|
|Autism in Sport online||18th May 2022||Longford Sports Partnership||Zoom||18.30-21.00||Michaela Farrellyfirstname.lastname@example.org||Contact Facilitator|
|Autism in Sport online workshop||19th May 2022||Meath Sports Partnership||Zoom||18.30-21.00||Terry Doneganemail@example.com||Contact Facilitator|
|Autism in Sport online workshop||30th May 2022||Waterford Sports Partnership||Zoom||19.00-21.30||Rachel Sinnottfirstname.lastname@example.org||Contact Facilitator|