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.
|Type||Date||Facilitator||Venue||Time||Contact name||Contact details|
|Autism in Sport||16th Feb||Leitrim Sports Partnership||Gaelscoil Liatroma, Cora Droma Ruisc, N41 V2H5, Leitrim||11.00-14.00||Michelle Maguire ||email@example.com
|Autism in Sport||19th Feb||Dun Loaghire Rathdown Sports Partnership||Samuel Beckett Civic Centre, 41 Ballyogan Ct, Ballyogan, Dublin 18||18.00-21.00||Brian O Donnellfirstname.lastname@example.org
|Autism in Sport||20th Feb||Meath Local Sports Partnership||Town Hall, Watergate Street, Navan, Meath||19.00-22.00||Terry Doneganemail@example.com
|Inclusive Fitness Training||21st Feb||Ireland Active||Newpark Hotel, Kilkenny||10.00-16.00||Cliodhna Macnamarafirstname.lastname@example.org
|Inclusive Fitness Training||25th Feb||Galway Community College||Galway Community College, Well Park, Galway||09.30-15.30||Claire Quinnemail@example.com|
|Autism in Sport||25th Feb||County Carlow Local Sports Partnership||IT Carlow, Kilkenny Road, Carlow||18.30-21.30||Teresa O'Mearafirstname.lastname@example.org
|Autism in Sport||26th Feb||Sligo Sport & Recreation Partnership||Sligo Education Centre||18.30-21.30||Shane Hayesemail@example.com
|Disability Inclusion Training||1st Mar||Dublin City Sports & Wellbeing Partnership||Kilmore West Recreation Centre||10.00-16.00||Nuala O Donavanfirstname.lastname@example.org
|Autism in Sport||4th Mar||Limerick Sports Partnership||Woodlands Hotel, Adare||19.00-22.00||Kathleen Kennedy ||email@example.com
|Disability Inclusion Training||7th Mar||Galway Sports Partnership||Galway TBC||10.00-16.00||Jason Craughwellfirstname.lastname@example.org
|Inclusive Adventure Activities Training||14th Mar||Wicklow Local Sports Partnership||The Avon, Blessington, Wicklow||10.00-16.00||Clara Jenkinsonemail@example.com|
|Disability Inclusion Training||14th Mar||Louth Local Sports Partnership||Roche Emmetts GAA Club, 11 Bridgecrest, Rathduff, Dundalk, Louth||10.00-16.00||Tríona Faapitofirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Inclusive Fitness Training||27th Mar||Ireland Active||Clayton Hotel Cork City||10.00-16.00||Cliodhna Macnamaraemail@example.com
|Disability Inclusion Training||28th Mar||Dun Loaghire Rathdown Sports Partnership||Holy Trinity National School Glencairn, Glencairn Dr Carmanhall and Leopardstown||10.00-16.00||Brian O Donnellfirstname.lastname@example.org
|Disability Inclusion Training||28th Mar||Cork Sports Partnership||Holy Trinity Mayfield Sports Centre, Old Youghal Rd, Mayfield, Cork||10.00-16.00||James Kirbyemail@example.com|
|Autism in Sport||2nd Apr||Cavan Local Sports Partnership||Cavan Rugby Club, Swellan, Cavan||18.30-21.30||Dean McElroyfirstname.lastname@example.org
|Autism in Sport||7th Apr||Dublin City Sports & Wellbeing Partnership||Clogher Road Sports Centre, Clogher Road, Crumlin, Dublin||18.00-21.00||Lisa Kellyemail@example.com
|Autism in Sport||19th May||Dun Loaghire Rathdown Sports Partnership||TBC||18.00-21.00||Brian O Donnellfirstname.lastname@example.org
|Inclusive Fitness Training||13th Jun||Ireland Active||NUI Galway Sports Centre, University Rd, Galway||10.00-16.00||Cliodhna Macnamaraemail@example.com
|Inclusive Fitness Training||17th Jul||Ireland Active||National Sports Campus, Dublin ||10.00-16.00||Cliodhna Macnamarafirstname.lastname@example.org
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