Training and Education

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 Tutor Team 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.


Upcoming Workshops

Workshop DateFacilitated byWhereTimeContact Name Contact emailPositions available
Sport Inclusion and Disability Awareness Workshop04 Nov 2020Waterford Sports PartnershipOnline18.30-20.00Rachel Sinnottrsinnott@waterfordsportspartnership.ieYes
Autism in Sport Online05 Nov 2020Louth Sports PartnershipZoom19.00-21.30Triona FaapitoTriona.Faapito@louthcoco.ieYes
Autism in Sport Online09 Nov 2020Tipperary Sports PartnershipZoom18.00-20.30Aoife Dunphyadunphy@tipperarysports.ieYes
Inclusive Fitness Training Online11 Nov 2020Ireland ActiveZoom10.00-13.30Cliodhna Macnamarainfo@lhfskillnet.ieYes
Autism in Sport Online18 Nov 2020Donegal Sports PartnershipZoom18.00-20.30Therese Lavertysido@activedonegal.comYes
Autism in Sport Online19 Nov 2020Cork Sports PartnershipZoom18.30-21.00Kate Feeneykfeeney@corksports.ieYes
Sport Inclusion and Disability Awareness Webinar23 Nov 2020Ladies Gaelic Football AssociationZoom19.30-21.00Jo McCarthyjmccarthy@caracentre.ieNo (Closed Group)
Autism in Sport Online24 Nov 2020Dun Laoghire Rathdown Sports PartnershipZoom18.30-21.00Brian O Donnellbodonnell@dlrcoco.ieYes
Autism in Sport Online25 Nov 2020 Kilkenny Recreation & Sports PartnershipZoom19.00-21.30Seamus Nugentseamus@krsp.ieYes
Autism in Sport Online30 Nov 2020Louth Sports PartnershipZoom 19.00-21.30Triona FaapitoTriona.Faapito@louthcoco.ieYes
Autism in Sport Online02 Dec 2020Cork Sports PartnershipZoom18.30.-21.00Kate Feeneykfeeney@corksports.ieYes
Autism in Sport Online03 Dec 2020Cavan Sports PartnershipZoom19.00-21.30Dean McElroydmcelroy@cavancoco.ieYes
Inclusive Fitness Training Online09 Dec 2020Ireland ActiveZoom10.00-13.30Cliodhna Macnamarainfo@lhfskillnet.ieYes
Autism in Sport Online10 Dec 2020Limerick Sports PartnershipZoom19.00-21.30Ellie Loftuseloftus@limericksports.ieYes

Our Workshops

Autism in Sport ONLINE Workshop

This online workshop will provide attendees with an understanding of Autism focussing on the delivery of sport. It will help participants to recognise and understand...

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Inclusive Fitness Training ONLINE Workshop

This workshop is designed to increase the confidence and awareness of fitness managers, fitness professionals and all front line staff to work with people with...

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Sport Inclusion & Disability Awareness ONLINE Workshop

  This workshop is designed to build awareness around people with disabilities participating in community sport and physical activity. On completion of the course all...

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Autism in Sport Workshop

This workshop will provide attendees with an understanding of Autism focussing on the delivery of sport. It will help participants to recognise and understand key...

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Disability Inclusion Training

This workshop is designed to provide participants with the knowledge, skills and ideas on how to adapt and modify your sport, physical activity or physical...

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Accessibility and the Great Outdoors

The training is designed to give an overview of the best practice outlined in Great Outdoors, A Guide for Accessibility and a foundation understanding of how...

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Inclusive Fitness Training

This workshop is designed to increase the confidence and awareness of fitness managers, fitness professionals and all front line staff to work with people with...

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Inclusive PE Workshop

Too often we hear of children with SEN or a disability being sent to the resource room when their class is taking part in a...

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Disability Awareness Training (NGBs)

This workshop aims to support NGBs in developing and enhancing provision, opportunities, and practices, which will ensure that people with disabilities have the opportunity to...

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Inclusive Adventure Activities Training

This workshop is designed to inspire participants to help make their adventure activities and outdoor environments more accessible and inclusive for people with disabilities. The...

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Our approach

Cara advocates for the Inclusion Continuum and the TREE model across all sport and physical activity settings.

Inclusion Continuum

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?


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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

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