CARA will host a special LiveCast from the studios of RTÉ today to mark the International Day for People with Disabilities.

‘I’m In Too – My Choice To Be Active’ will be live from 11 AM and will include interviews, panel discussions and personal stories from a host of special guests.

The show, a CARA co-production with Sport Ireland and the HSE will come live from RTÉ’s Studio 5, and be hosted by Joanne Cantwell and Daráine Mulvihil.

Mark Barry (Irish Wheelchair Association), Mei Lin, Nikki Bradley (The Motivation Factory) and Carol Brill (International DeafBlind Golfer) will kick things off with a conversation on their shared experiences of being active.

Rhian McCarroll (Cara), Aoife Ní Mhuirí (Salaso), Gerry Maguire (Spina Bifida Hydrocephalus Ireland), Chris Kane and Aoife O’Sullivan (Lean Ar Aghaidh Service, Rehab Care) and Chris Cassoni will then discuss the importance of physical activity and fitness opportunities for people with disabilities, the challenges associated, and how we can support and encourage active and healthy lifestyles.

Sarah Kerrigan (Trouble on a Peg Leg), Ciara Munnelly (Sport Ireland Outdoors), Deborah Foley (Carlow Sports Partnership), Tom Losey (Liquid Therapy) and Charlie Clay and Denise Haran will then discuss the benefits, challenges and opportunities for people with disabilities accessing the great outdoors.

The event will round out with a look at what needs to happen next to make improvements in the way in which people with disabilities can be supported and empowered to lead active and healthy lifestyles.

Minister of State for Sport Jack Chambers will be dropping by as will Jon Morgan, the Chair of Cara who we spoke to earlier this week.

Putting disabled people first? 2:54

The four pillars of Cara’s strategic leadership 5:20

The importance of diversity and the mainstreaming of services 8:40

Where will the next strategic plan bring us? 12:50

Why we should never waste a good crisis 17:30


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