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.
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
|Type||Date||Facilitator||Venue||Time||Contact name||Contact details|
|Autism in Sport ||13th Nov||Kildare LSP||Nexus Project Centre, Clane, Co. Kildare||18.30-21.30||Padraig Healyemail@example.com
|Autism in Sport ||18th Nov||Westmeath Sports Partnership||Community Development Section, Westmeath County Council, Mount Street, Athlone, Westmeath||18.00-21.00||Mary Kate Duignan||Mary.Duignan@westmeathcoco.ie
|Disability Inclusion Training||23rd Nov||Sligo Sport and Recreation Partnership||Institute of Technology Sligo, , Ash Lane, Sligo||09.30-15.30||Shane Hayesfirstname.lastname@example.org
|Disability Inclusion Training||23rd Nov||Cork LSP||Mayfield Sports Complex, Old Youghal Road, Mayfield, Co. Cork||10.00 - 16.00||Cathal Geraghtyemail@example.com|
|Autism in Sport||25th Nov||DCSWP||St Catherine’s Sports Centre, Dublin City||18.30 - 21.30||Nuala O'Donovanfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Disability Inclusion Training||27th Nov||Badminton Ireland||National Indoor Arena, National Sports Campus, Blanchardstown, Dublin 15||9.30 - 15.30||Fiach Andrewsemail@example.com|
|Autism in Sport||12th Dec||Longford Sports Partnership||Longford Town TBC||18.00-21.00||Orla Dempsey ||Odempsey@longfordcoco.ie
|Disability Inclusion Training||16th Jan||Athlone IT||Athlone Institute of Technology||10.00-16.00||Joe Meeganfirstname.lastname@example.org
|Autism in Sport||18th Jan||Wicklow LSP||Clermont House, Newrath, Rathnew, Co. Wicklow||10.00-13.00||Gearoid Doherty||GODoherty@wicklowcoco.ie
|Autism in Sport||25th Jan||Special Olympics Leinster ||IT Carlow, Kilkenny Road, Carlow||10.00-13.00||Aoife Reillyemail@example.com
|Autism in Sport||25th Jan||Special Olympics Leinster ||IT Carlow, Kilkenny Road, Carlow||14.00-17.00||Aoife Reillyfirstname.lastname@example.org
|Disability Inclusion Training||25th Jan||Special Olympics Leinster ||IT Carlow, Kilkenny Road, Carlow||10.00-17.00||Aoife Reillyemail@example.com
|Disability Inclusion Training||1st Feb||Wicklow Local Sports Partnership||Shoreline Leisure, Greystones, Co. Wicklow|
|10.00-16.00||Gearoid O Doherty|
|Autism in Sport||03rd Feb||Tipperary SP||Littleton, County Tipperary||18.00-21.00||Aoife Dunphyfirstname.lastname@example.org