CONFERENCE TO CALL FOR INCREASED PARTICIPATION IN PHYSICAL ACTIVITY FOR PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES
Institute of Technology, Tralee to host Adapted Physical Activity (APA) Conference
The 3rd National Conference on Adapted Physical Activity (APA) is being hosted by the Institute of Technology, Tralee (ITT) on the 17th and 18th of November in the Malton hotel in Killarney, Co. Kerry. John O'Donoghue will to officially open the conference on Monday morning.
The two day conference, which is being held in conjunction with the CARA National Adapted Physical Activity Centre and the Irish Sports Council, will explore national and international developments in increasing participation levels of people with disabilities in physical activity. Some of the most world renowned names in Adapted Physical Activity will be speaking at the conference.
Speakers from the Institute of Technology , Tralee include:
â¿¢ Ms. Aoife Ni Mhuiri who will provide a workshop on â¿¿Halliwick Swim Therapy Conceptâ¿¿
â¿¿IT, Tralee is leading the way in APA education in Ireland and this is reflected in our course offerings.â¿
The audience for the conference is likely to comprise of a diverse group including people with disabilities, families and carers, as well as professionals, volunteers and students in the areas of disability services, sport, recreation, or leisure services, physical or special needs education, and the health services.
The presentations will info rm people working in the area of APA what supports and training are available to assist their own ongoing professional development as well as give them additional knowledge in specific areas of interest. Reflection on the experiences in Ireland and aboard will also allow for discussion which will help shape future provision in APA in Ireland .
As well as presentations there will be a number of practical workshops to allow delegates to experience different methodologies of delivering a variety of activities in different settings. E.g. Disability and the outdoors.