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Learning Disability and Sport Workshop

The workshop was developed between Mencap Sport and Special Olympics Great Britain to look at learning disability and sport

The workshop aims to help clubs, coaches and providers of sport understand how to support people with a learning disability to access sporting opportunities in an inclusive environment.

What the workshop covers

  • What a learning disability is.
  • The issues and barriers people with a learning disability face when accessing sport.
  • Different ways of communicating with people with a learning disability.
  • Different ways of including people with a learning disability in sport.
  • How to promote sport to people with a learning disability.
  • Different pathways and opportunities available in learning disability sport.

Who is this workshop for?

This workshop is aimed at anyone who wants to know more about learning disability and sport; whether that is professional sports staff, coaches, volunteers, students or leisure centre staff.

Feedback from previous workshop attendees

  • 100% of attendees would recommend the workshop to a colleague.
  • 98% of attendees have a better understanding of learning disability and the barriers when accessing sport & physical activity.
  • 97% of attendees feel that they are empowered to work with people with a learning disability.

A good workshop that covered valuable points to increase my knowledge and confidence when working with people with a learning disability. A great insight into the difficulties faced by people with a learning disability and ways in which to overcome these barriers.

Duration

3 hour workshop

Attendees

A minimum of 15 and maximum of 25 attendees.

Venue requirements

A classroom big enough to cater for the attendees, a projector and a flipchart.

Cost

£400 includes tutor costs and 15 resource books. Additional resource books cost £10 each. VAT not included.

How to book

Contact us with two provisional dates and a venue location at least one month in advance. We will then source a tutor and confirm the workshop. Email: sport@mencap.org.uk for more details.

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