‘Disability, Sport and Physical Activity: Enabling Inclusive Scale-Up in Australia’ Webinar

Date:
Time: 10.00am – 11.00pm (AEST)
Cost: Members Free, Non-members $20
Facilitator: SUPA SIG
Location: Online via Zoom Webinar

In this one hour webinar you will hear Special Olympics Australia and Disability Sports Australia discuss their experiences of promoting sport to people with a disability, through the lens of achieving impact at-scale.

Event chair:  

  • Professor Nora Shields (La Trobe University) is the guest facilitator of this webinar. Her research aims to improve the health and wellbeing of people with disability through participation in physical activity. She established the FitSkills program that facilitates young people with disability to exercise with a student mentor at their local gym and has investigated the feasibility of this model of exercise in a large stepped wedge trial. 

Confirmed speaker(s):  

  • Ayden Shaw (Disability Sports Australia) will talk to the transition of Wheelchair Rugby Victoria, from a program they delivered to being part of a National structure that made sense, the development of the Wheelchair Rugby League competition and how they scaled up the program with data and player feedback. He will also touch on the importance of working with a state sport association to achieve these outcomes, and close with an education piece around people with disability and realistic participation. 
  • Yvonne Snell (Special Olympics) will present on scaling up the Special Olympics Australia’s Inclusive Sport in Schools program – ‘Developing Physical Literacy of Young People with Intellectual Disabilities though Inclusive Sport in Schools program’