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 tutors 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.
Training & Education Update 2021
2020 and 2021 offered us a fantastic opportunity to deliver our workshops through a virtual platform, and reach new audiences across Ireland. Our tutor network has provided huge support so that we could make this transition to online delivery over this period, and to them we are incredibly grateful.
However, with the gradual lifting of restrictions now taking place, we too are once again adapting to meet the growing needs of the sector. The health and safety of both our tutors and workshop attendees are paramount to us, so we have taken the decision to facilitate a review period over the next few months so we can best plan and prepare for a safe return to our workshop delivery.
This will reduce the number of further bookings we will be able to take on for the remainder of 2021. Due to the phenomenal demand for these workshops, we are currently approaching capacity for what we can deliver over this period and have limited availability left for workshops in October. We would encourage anyone interested in facilitating a workshop over this period to get in contact as soon as possible.
We would like to take this opportunity to sincerely thank everyone for your ongoing support of our workshops, and to your commitment to the inclusion of people with disabilities in sport and physical activity.
We look forward to announcing our updated approach to our Training and Education workshops and resources and to working with you all in the very near future.
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
|Workshop||Date||Facilitated by||Where||Time||Contact Name||Contact email||Positions available|
|Autism in Sport Online||9 Nov 2021||Dublin City Sports & Wellbeing Partnership||Zoom||18.30-21.00||Nuala O'Donovan||nuala.odonovan@dublincity||Contact Facilitator|
|Autism in Sport Online||10 Nov 2021||Meath Sports Partnership||Zoom||19.00-21.30||Terry Doneganemail@example.com||Contact Facilitator|
|Autism in Sport Online||16 Nov 2021||Ireland Active||Zoom||10.00-12.30||Alma Osmicfirstname.lastname@example.org||Contact Facilitator|
|Inclusive Fitness Training Online||25 Nov 2021||Ireland Active||Zoom||10.00-13.30||Alma Osmicemail@example.com||Contact Facilitator|
|Sport Inclusion & Disability Awareness Online Workshop||29 Nov 2021||Golf Ireland||Zoom||18.00-19.30||Maeve Kellyfirstname.lastname@example.org||Contact Facilitator|
|Sport Inclusion & Disability Awareness Online Workshop||13 Dec 2021||Golf Ireland||Zoom||18.00-19.30||Maeve Kellyemail@example.com||Contact Facilitator|