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.


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?


Tree Model Logo

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

Upcoming Workshops

TypeDateFacilitatorVenueTimeContact nameContact email
Disability Inclusion Training23-FebKildare LSPConfley GAA Club, Leixlip, Co. Kildare10-4Pádraig Healypshealy@kildarecoco.ie
Disability Inclusion Training02-MarWaterford LSPWIT Arena, Carriganore, Waterford10-4Pauline CaseyClick here to book your place
Disability Inclusion Training03-MarDonegal LSPTBCTBC
Disability Inclusion Training09-MarDublin City Sport & Wellbeing PartnershipDe La Salle GAA Club10-4Sharon Kellysharon.kelly@dublincity.ie
Disability Inclusion Training09-MarDun Laoighaire-Rathdown Sports PartnershipGaelscoil Shliabh Rua Ballyogan Rd, Sandyford, Dublin 1810-4Brian O'Donnellbodonnell@dlrcoco.ie
Disability Inclusion Training09-MarLaois LSPTBC10-4Catriona Slatterycslattery@laoissport.ie
Autism in Sport11-MarSouth Dublin LSPTallaght Leisure Centre, Fortunestown Way, Tallaght, Dublin 246pm-9pmLucy Cushlcush@sdublincoco.ie
Autism in Sport13-MarCarlow LSPIT Carlow, Kilkenny Road, Carlow6.30pm-9.30pmTeresa O'Mearasidocarlow@gmail.com
Disability Inclusion Training30-MarDonegal LSPTBC
Disability Inclusion Training06-AprCarlow LSPIT Carlow, Kilkenny Road, Carlow10-4Teresa O'Mearasidocarlow@gmail.com
Autism in Sport09-AprCavan and Monaghan LSPCavan Rugby Club, Swellan, Cavan Town, Cavan6.30pm-9.30pmDean McElroydmcelroy@cavancoco.ie
Autism in Sport10-AprCavan and MonaghanSt Josephs Pastoral Centre, Monaghan Town, Monaghan6.30pm-9.30pmDean McElroydmcelroy@cavancoco.ie
Autism in Sport16-AprSwim Ireland10 Blackditch Road, Cherry Orchard, Dublin10am-1pmCarol Finlaycarolfinlay@swimireland.ie

Our Workshops

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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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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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 in Sport 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 attendees...

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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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