Wednesday 18th April
1:30 - 3:30pm
GSA Training Centre
This workshop will focus on upskilling gymnastics coaches, club administrators and managers to meet the needs of working across the disability and inclusion area. This Inclusions workshop offers an overview of major disability categories including the following:
- Sensory (Blind and Deaf)
- Intellectual (Autism, Downs Syndrome and Brain Damage)
- Physical (Cerebral Palsy, Wheelchair, Medial & Amputee)
- Mental Health (Depression, Anxiety & Bipolar)
We will discuss key information about the spectrum of these categories and speak in depth around experience through sport with them.
The session is interactive where everyone can engage with one another and their experiences as well as experience what it is like to have a disability and participate in a program. We look at all angles of the gymnasts and parents experience within your gymnastics program and how best to support them and develop inclusive practices within your club.
We will look at communication techniques, incorporating adaptive equipment and rules to have the best inclusive outcomes from the theory to the practical session as well as looking at future opportunities and support mechanisms for the future development of your program and the athletes.