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Aug 28, 2012


Do you want to up skill yourself, your staff, teachers, coaches, volunteers on how to include people with a disability in your sports, recreation or physical education sessions?

If yes the CARA National Adapted Physical Activity Centre will be running a Disability Inclusion Training (DIT) Course on Saturday 1 st of September in Presentation School Hall, Tralee from 10-4pm This six hour course is designed to give coaches, volunteers, development officers etc. ideas and inspiration to adapt their sessions to make them more accessible for participants with a disability. It is a theory and practical course that covers terminology, barriers to participation, legislation and guidance and an introduction to disability sports and ways of adapting activities to make them inclusive.

People with Disabilities want to participate in sports and physical activity for all the same reasons as those who do not have a disability” say Liam Mc Donough, CARA Training and Education officer “However getting an opportunity and having an interest often depend on getting a positive early experience of sport and physical activity. International research has told us that coaches, group leaders though interested and capable, in general, do not feel very confident in including people with disabilities in their sessions. The main reason for this, they identify as not having practical experience or training in how to facilitate inclusive sports sessions”. On completion of the course all participants will receive a Certificate of Attendance and a range of course materials.

Places are limited, for more information please visit
Contact Liam at 066 7145672 or

Disability Inclusion Training Information Sheet