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?


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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

Upcoming Workshops

TypeDateFacilitatorVenueTimeContact nameContact email
Autism in Sport16-OctMayo LSPGMIT Castlebar10am-1pmRay McNamararmcnamara@mayococo.ie
Disability Inclusion Training20-OctGalway LSPBallinfoile Castlegar, Community Centre, Headford Road, Galway, H91 PN5010-4Jason Craughwelljason.craughwell@galwaycity.ie
Autism in Sport20-OctSpecial Olympics LeinsterBarrow Centre, IT Carlow, Kilkenny Road, Carlow10-1SOLD OUT
Autism in Sport20-OctSpecial Olympics LeinsterBarrow Centre, IT Carlow, Kilkenny Road, Carlow2-5SOLD OUT
Disability Inclusion Training20-OctSouth Dublin LSPCollinstown Park Sports Complex, Neilstown Road, Dublin 229.30-3.30Tracey Kellytraceykelly@sdublincoco.ie
Disability Inclusion Training21-OctSpecial Olympics LeinsterBarrow Centre, IT Carlow, Kilkenny Road, Carlow10-4Aoife Reillyaoife.reilly@specialolympics.ie
Disability Inclusion Training22-OctMayo LSPLoch Lannagh Village Castlebar9.30-4pmRay McNamararmcnamara@mayococo.ie
Disability Inclusion Training09-NovSouth Dublin LSPTallaght Leisure Centre, Fortunestown Way, Tallaght, Dublin 2410-4Tracey Kellytraceykelly@sdublincoco.ie
Disability Inclusion Training10-NovDLR Sports PartnershipTBC10-4Brian O'Donnellbodonnell@dlrcoco.ie
Autism in Sport14-NovCarlow LSPIT Carlow, Kilkenny Road, Carlow6.30-9.30pmTeresa O'Mearasidocarlow@gmail.com
Disability Inclusion Training17-NovCarlow LSPIT Carlow, Kilkenny Road, Carlow10-4Teresa O'Mearasidocarlow@gmail.com
Disability Inclusion Training24-JanCork LSPMayfield Sports Complex, Old Youghal Road, Mayfield, Co. Cork10-4Cathal Geraghtycgeraghty@corksports.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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