Disability Inclusion Training

Disability Inclusion Training

Clare Sports Partnership has a comprehensive inclusive sports programme, under the leadership of James Murrihy, ours Sports Inclusion Disabilty Officer. Funding for the programme is received from Sport Ireland and we work under the guidance of the CARA APA Centre.

Disability Inclusion Training

This is an introduction level course designed to give participants ideas and inspiration to adapt their Sport, Physical Activity and Physical Education sessions to make them more accessible and inclusive for children and adults with disabilities.

This course has been designed for a range of audiences including National Sports Organisations, Coaches, Sports Development Officers, Volunteers, Lecturers, Students, Principals, Teachers, SNAs, Administrative staff, Leisure Personnel, Parents or anyone who has an interest in making sport accessible for all!

Boccia

Boccia

Boccia is a form of soft bowls that can be by both people with and without a disability. Clare Boccia League takes place on Tuesday’s weekly from September to June in Gurteen, with a break at Christmas. Services users of Enable Ireland, HSE Services and Irish Wheelchair Association partake in the league, however. Games start at 11.00am and finish at 12.30pm. Each game takes approximately 20 minutes. There is a charge of €2 per person to cover the cost of the hall. S Club Under the leadership of Frank Fitzgerald this is a youth club for teenagers with a disability. The club is based out of St Tola’s National School in Shannon and takes place on Thursday’s from 7-9pm.They are supported through the Clare Sports Partnership and Clare Youth Service.

Swimming

The Clare Crusaders run a Halliwick Swimming programme run for Children with a Disability in The River Lodge Leisure Centre on Thursday’s. Through our Disability Swimming Tutors and different disability organisations in Clare we run one to one swimming lessons at various venues around the county. Clare’s supports both the tutors and the participants in carrying out the programme.

All Ability Sports Club

In conjunction with St Flannan’s College Ennis, Clare Sports Partnership run an integrated sports club that involves both teenagers with a disability and transition year students taking part in multi-sport activities. The transition year students act as peer tutors with the activities being led by a trained sports leader. The activities take place on Tuesday’s during the school from 4:15-5:45 in St Flannan’s hall.

Power Chair Soccer

This is a sport played by people that use power-chairs. Sessions are run following the Boccia in Gurteen for logistical reasons from 12:30 – 2pm on Tuesday’s. Players come from both Limerick and Clare to take part. There is a charge of €3 per person to cover the cost of the hall.

The S Club

The S Club Under the leadership of Frank Fitzgerald this is a youth club for teenagers with a disability. The club is based out of St Tola’s National School in Shannon and takes place on Thursday’s from 7-9pm.They are supported through the Clare Sports Partnership and Clare Youth Service.

Dyspraxia Sports

Dyspraxia is a developmental co-ordination disorder that can affect planning of movements and co-ordination as a result of messages not being accurately being transmitted to the body. With the support of Clare Sports Partnership and Clare Early Intervention Services and a parent support group has set up weekly activities for Children on the Dyspraxia spectrum. Under sports leader Sean Hayes they occur Saturday morning’s 10:30-12:30 at Gaelscoil Mhichil Ciosog with activities ranging from GAA, Soccer, and multi sports.

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