The Institute of Public Health (IPH) recently hosted a webinar on 'Getting and Staying Active with a Disability - Insights from Research, Policy and Practice' as part of an annual series of IPH webinars dedicated to the topic of physical activity.
This online event on Thursday, 26 October 2023 focused on disability and physical activity and heard from national and international experts, as well as a panel of academics, advocates, coaches.
The Movement for All webinar heard about the importance of physical activity for people with disabilities, guidelines and recommendations for disabled adults and older adults, language and messaging, and findings from the 2022 Ireland North and South Report Card on Physical Activity for Children and Adolescents.
The webinar featured opening remarks by Minister of State with Responsibility for Disability, Anne Rabbitte TD, followed by presentations from Catherine Carty, UNESCO Chair Manager, Munster Technological University; Brett Smith, Professor of Disability and Physical Activity, Durham University; and Kwok Ng, Adjunct Professor of health promotion and adapted physical activity, University of Limerick.
IPH Director of Ageing Research & Development, Professor Roger O'Sullivan also chaired a Q&A discussion with a panel featuring Geraldine Lavelle, author, advocate, science graduate; Caroline Millar, player, voluntary coach and voluntary referee for Disability Sport NI for Boccia; Claire Kenny, Assistant Policy Officer, Independent Living Movement Ireland; and Louise Lynch, PhD Student & Research Assistant, Trinity Centre for Ageing and Intellectual Disability, Trinity College Dublin.
Watch the playback recording of this webinar event below.