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 Sport25-MaySpecial Olympics Eastern RegionRed Cow Moran Hotel, 22 Naas Road, Fox-and-Geese, Dublin 221.30-4.30pmDavid LernihanSOLD OUT
Autism in Sport25-MaySpecial Olympics Eastern RegionRed Cow Moran Hotel, 22 Naas Road, Fox-and-Geese, Dublin 221.30-4.30pmDavid LernihanSOLD OUT
Disability Inclusion Training29-MayDublin GAABallyfermotPRIVATE
Autism in Sport30-MayMonaghan LSPTBC6.30-9.30pmDean McElroySOLD OUT
Disability Inclusion Training05-JuneKIDSKerry Sports Academy9.30-3.30Hannah Carmodyhannah.carmody@bocss.org
Inclusive Adventure Activities Training05-JuneKinsale OECKinsale OECPRIVATE
Disability Inclusion Training08-JuneOffaly LSPO'Brien Park, Tullamore, Offaly10-4Jean Bradyjbrady@offalycoco.ie
Disability Inclusion Training12-JuneLaois LSPPortlaoise Leisure Centre, Moneyballytyrel, Portlaoise, Laois10-4Catriona Slatterycslattery@laoissports.ie
Autism in Sport13-JuneWicklow LSPCoimin Centre Blessington (Church of Our Lady)6.30-9.30pmClick here to book your place
Autism in Sport15-JuneCork LSP and ACTivate MallowThe Big Blue Club Community Centre, Mallow, Co. CorkKate Feeneykfeeney@corksports.ie
Inclusive Adventure Activities Training22-JuneSpeleological Union of IrelandMáirín de Valéra Carron Field Research Station, Co. Clare10-4Aoife McGuirksuichairperson@gmail.com
Autism in Sport16-JulyFermoy Leisure CentreFermoy Leisure Centre12-3pmPRIVATE
Disability Inclusion Training29-AugustFermoy Leisure CentreFermoy Leisure Centre12-6pmPRIVATE
Disability Inclusion Training15-SeptemberIrish National Taekwon-Do AssociationNorth Monastery Boys Primary School, CorkTBCPat Barrypatbarrytkd@gmail.com

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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