Disability Awareness Certification

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This modules main topics are:

  • Understanding the term inclusion and diversity to increased community participation in sport and recreation;
  • Examining the barriers and facilitators of community participation in sport and recreation programs and services in Australia;

Community participation through sport

The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) provides support for many people with disability to access community support services and activities to achieve their individual goals. The NDIS provides support via disability service providers which are non-government organisations that work with both government and non-government partners to support and enhance the lives of people with disability.

Increasing participation in sport by people with disability benefits both the individuals and organisations. Sport and recreation organisations working with people with disability reported some of the following benefits:

  • An increase in overall participation numbers.
  • A positive change in staff towards advocating for and welcoming people with disability.
  • New partnerships benefiting the organisation by providing additional resources and new channels.
  • Stronger connections with clubs and more inclusive grassroots sport environments.

As detailed by this Australian Sport Commission report about people with disability taking part in sport, the benefits of sporting participation to people with disability include:

  • A sense of achievement.
  • Doing something stimulating.
  • Improved health outcomes.
  • Opportunities to socialise with others.
  • Enjoying the company of friends.
  • Increased energy levels.
  • Improved self-esteem.

These benefits are consistent with the benefits that any person can receive by participating in sport and recreation.

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Incorporating people with Disabilities into Sport & Recreation

Watch a video on incorporating people with Disabilities into Sport & Recreation

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Specific Disabilities

Watch a video on Specific Disabilities

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Disability Awareness Certification
10 questions

Answer a series of multiple-choice questions relative to the videos recently watched.

No, this is not officially certified. The Disability Resource is not an Official Registered Training Provider.

Further Reading

Below are several articles which will provide you with an understanding of sports and recreation participation for people with disabilities:

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