Get Active

Educating local sport and physical activity providers to increase their capability to deliver accessible, inclusive programs that meet the needs of people with Down syndrome and other intellectual disabilities. 

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Get Active

Educating local sport and physical activity providers to increase their capability to deliver accessible, inclusive programs that meet the needs of people with Down syndrome and other intellectual disabilities. 

LEARN MORECONTACT US

Get Active

Educating local sport and physical activity providers to increase their capability to deliver accessible, inclusive programs that meet the needs of people with Down syndrome and other intellectual disabilities. 

LEARN MORECONTACT US

GET ACTIVE OVERVIEW

Get Active is a Social inclusion program and accompanying resource kit. The program educates local sport and physical activity providers (clubs, coaches and volunteers) to increase their capability to deliver accessible, inclusive programs that meet the needs of people with DS and other intellectual disabilities.

Does your club need assistance providing inclusive sport and recreation? Or are you a parent who needs assistance joining an inclusive sporting club? Get Active is here to help! Contact us today for more information.

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OBJECTIVES

The Get Active program has four key objectives:

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Address barriers & challenges experienced by members of DS community in accessing sport & physical activities

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Increase participation of children, youth & young adults with DS in community based sport & physical activities

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Assist children, youth & young adults with DS & their families to develop social links through participation in these activities

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Educate & support local sport & physical activity providers (clubs, coaches, volunteers) to increase their acceptance of diversity & provide inclusive opportunities for participants with DS & other intellectual disabilities.

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EDUCATION

Three educational programs are available under the Get Active program.

Coach Education – is designed to provide local club coaches with the fundamental knowledge required to deliver inclusive and accessible training and playing sporting opportunities for people with intellectual disability.

Club / Volunteer Education – is designed to provide local club volunteer with an understanding if inclusive and accessible practices and the social benefits for people with intellectual disability participating in sporting club activities (on and off the field of play)

Athletes with Down syndrome Coach Accreditation – Through the Get Active program, Athletes with Down syndrome whom have goals of becoming accredited coaches in their sport of choice are supported and mentored to achieve their accreditation.

MARKETING

The Get Active Program produces a range of marketing and promotional material to support local club activations, activities, and events. Get Active connects local clubs with individuals and families of people with intellectual disability for participation in Open Days, Come and Try Events, Competitions and Training Sessions. Whilst also promoting the broader benefits of the Get Active Program and the benefits of inclusive and accessible sporting opportunities.

Activations
Local sporting clubs who participate in the program will be supported by the Get Active Program to activate their own program and opportunities. Activations are club-based activities designed to increase interest and participation in the club. Things like Open Days Come and Try Events, Competitions, Festivals, Public Demonstrations and Exclusive Training Sessions.
AMBASSADORS

There are two type of ambassadors to the Get Active Program.
Athletes Ambassadors – Athletes with intellectual disability. These ambassadors participate in Activations and media opportunities to promote the program and inclusion in sport more broadly.

Coach Ambassadors – Coaches with experience coaching athletes with intellectual disability whom mentor other coaches and sporting club personnel.

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Educating local sport and physical activity providers to increase their capability to deliver accessible, inclusive programs that meet the needs of people with Down syndrome and other intellectual disabilities.