Below is the provisional programme:

Monday 3rd September 2018

  • Registration (Coffee/ Tea available) (8.45-9.30am)
  • Welcome and Introductions (9.30-10.00am)
  • Presentations 1 (10.00-11.15am) Chair: Verity Postlethwaite
  1. Inclusive activity: the perceptions of disabled people and their influencers (Elliott Johnson, Activity Alliance, UK (formerly English Federation of Disability Sport))
  2. Inclusive sports schools in Germany: breaking down the barriers. Perceptions and opinions of young Paralympic athletes, parents, coaches and headmasters (Sabine Radtke, University of Paderborn, Germany)
  3. Visualisation of Parasport Inclusion in International Federations: A Pilot study. (Martínez – Ferrer et al, Spain)
  • Coffee Break (11.15-11.45am)
  • Keynote 1 (11.45-12.45pm) Geoff Smedley

The development of a World-Wide Sports Union, of eight International Sports Federations, providing competition opportunities for elite athletes with Down syndrome.

Geoff Smedley, President, International Sports Union for athletes with Down syndrome (SUDS)

  • Lunch (12-45-2.00pm)
  • Presentations 2 (2.00-3.15pm) Chair: Shauna Kearney
  1. Finding a hobby with the PAPAI (Aija Saari, Finnish Sports Association of Persons with Disabilities (VAU), Finland)
  2. Demystifying India: A Disability Sport Perspective (SriPadmini Chennapragada, The APA Initiative, India & Sunil Jain, ASTHA, India)
  3. Building a Legacy in Disability Sport through Play (Brandi Heather, AMPED2PLAY, Canada)
  • Coffee Break (3.15-3.45pm)
  • Presentations 3 (3.45-5.00pm) Chair: Tom Weir
  1. Disability, Sport and Identity: A personal perspective (Candace Cable, USA Social Cohesion Resources, USA)
  2. The Activity Trap – Benefits or Being Fit: Disabled people’s fear of being active (Elliott Johnson, Activity Alliance, UK (formerly English Federation of Disability Sport))
  3. The everyday realities of sport and physical activity for non-sporting disabled people: An initial exploratory study (Ben Clayton and Ben Ives, Buckinghamshire New University, UK)

Tuesday 4th September 2018

  • Tea/ Coffee (8.30-9.00am)
  • Presentations 4 (9.00-10.15am) Chair: Natalie Bilynsky
  1. Cognitive Function and Physical Fitness; A Community Approach to Group Exercise for Young Adults with Intellectual Disabilities (Caleb Coppock, Mona Sayedul Huq, Ali M. Yurasek, & Julia R. Varnes, University of Florida, USA)
  2. The Impact of Aquatic Exercises on Physical Fitness Levels of Intellectually Disabled Children (Yeşim Albayrak Kuruoglu (1), Dilek Uzuncayir (1) & Elif Camekan (2), Nişantaşı (1) and Okan (2) University, Turkey)
  3. Cognitive function development during childhood and adolescence in typically developed and intellectually impaired individuals (Ingi Þór Einarsson, Stephan Bandelow, Sigurbjörn Árni Arngrímsson, Iceland)
  • Coffee Break (10.15-10.45am)
  • Presentations 5 (10.45-11.35am) Chair: Shauna Kearney
  1. The Entanglement of Legacy from London 2012: Paralympic and Olympic reflections around the ‘Inspire a Generation’ aim (Verity Postlethwaite, University of Worcester, UK)
  2. Public Policy and Disability Sport: A UK regional case study of County Sports Partnership engagement. (Aaron Beacom, University of St Mark and St John, UK)
  • Keynote 2 (11.35-12.35pm) Shinji Nakamae

The Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games: the vision for an abundance of legacy opportunities.

(Shinji Nakamae, Director, Paralympic Games Integration for the Tokyo 2020 Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games)

  • Group Photo (12.35 -12.50pm)
  • Lunch Break (12.50-2.05pm)
  • Presentations 6 (2.05-3.20pm) Chair: Caleb Coppock
  1. Why “Understanding Disability” education is a critical component to drive adapted sport participation and social inclusion. (Candace Cable, US International Council on Disabilities, USA)
  2. SKI4ALL – A World Para-Alpine Skiing (WPAS) Para-Sport Public & Corporate Engagement Strategy – Building the Brand (Ozzie Sawicki, AMPED2PLAY, Canada)
  3. The Rugby League World Cup 2021: Creating opportunities for inclusion through the hosting of the Wheelchair Rugby League World Cup. (Jon Dutton, CEO – Rugby League World Cup 2021 and James Simpson, RLWC2021 Ambassador,UK)
  • Coffee Break (3.20-3.50pm)
  • Presentations 7 (3.50-5.05pm) Chair: Verity Postlethwaite
  1. Perceived Competencies of Adaptive Sports Professionals: A Delphi Study (Natalie Bilynsky, Patti Craig, Bob Barcelona, Jessie Bennett, Jill Gravink, Crystal Skahan, Matt McGilvray, University of New Hampshire, USA)
  2. From disability-based to sport-based organizations: boundaries and practices at play during institutional change. (Simon Gerard, Coventry University, UK)
  3. Patients or athletes? A History of Down Syndrome Sport in Britain (Tom Weir, DMU Leicester, UK)

Wednesday 5th September 2018

  • Tea/ Coffee (9.00-9.30am)
  • Presentations 8 (9.30-10.45am) Chair: SriPadmini Chennapragada
  1. Undergraduate PE students’ journeys; developing knowledge, perceptions and attitudes towards SEND in PE (Rebecca Foster, University of Worcester, UK)
  2. Can mixed ability sailing change attitudes towards disability? (Grace Brown and James Moncrieff, Hult International Business School, UK)
  3. The Legacy of London 2012 on the sport of goalball in the UK and the National Governing Body: Goalball UK (Mark Winder and Becky Ashworth, GoalballUK)
  • Coffee Break (10.45-11.15am)
  • Presentations 9 (11.15-12.05pm) Chair: Dr Ian Brittain
  1. ‘What’s in it for me? Assessing the legacy of para sport events upon the lived experience of people with disabilities in host locations: A critical spatial marketplace inclusion/exclusion approach (Shauna Kearney (1), Ian Brittain (1) & Eva Kipnis (2), Coventry (1) and Sheffield University (2), UK)
  2. Legacy, Education and Disability: a reflective piece on policy based research (Verity Postlethwaite, University of Worcester, UK)
  • Wrap Up and Closing (12.05-12.15pm)
  • Lunch (12.15-1.30pm)
  • Departure

More information can be from the conference website