EUCAPA 2020

EUCAPA 2020

information for the postponed event to be announced soon.

Elche (Spain), 21-23 October 2020

www.eucapa2020.com 

Parallel Workshops

Parallel Workshops

Workshop 4. Inclusive judo and bullying prevention.
Prof. Dr. Carlos Montero & Mr. Raúl Molina (Miguel Hernandez University and De Frutos Judo School, Alicante)

Workshop 5. The mountain chair (Joëlette) for inclusion in outdoor activities.
Prof. Dr.Laura Jiménez-Monteagudo (San Vicente Mártir University, Valencia)

Workshop 6. Inclusive Orienteering.
TBC

Keynote

Keynote

Sweat, step, sit, sleep: patterns and determinants of movement among people with autism

The purpose of this talk is two-fold. First, it will explore the patterns of movement among people with autism spectrum disorder from a 24-hour activity cycle (24-HAC) perspective, and the utility of this model will be proposed. Secondly, it will examine the determinants that shape patterns of movement among children and adults with autism, focusing on barriers and facilitators to physical activity among this population as reported by people with autism, parents, and physical educators.

Prof. Dr. Sean Healy

University of Delaware (USA)

Dr. Seán Healy is an Assistant Professor of Health Behavior Science and Director for the health, physical activity, and disability minor. Previously, after completed his PhD at the University of Virginia, Dr. Healy worked as an Assistant Professor at Humboldt State University (2015-2017). His research aims to deepen our understanding of obesity and obesity risk factors (e.g. physical activity and sedentary behaviour) among youth with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) and refine the use of scalable and sustainable interventions to increase physical activity among this population. Currently, Dr. Healy utilizes big data to examine movement behaviours, and overweight and obesity among youth with ASD. Dr. Healy’s most recent work on behavioural interventions involved the examination of web-based, parent-mediated interventions to (1) increase physical activity among youth with ASD, and (2) to improve motor skills of youth with developmental disabilities.

Parallel and Interactive Posters Session

Parallel and Interactive Posters Session

Up to 10 posters mini sessions (five posters each) will be established according to the topic of the day and the content of the contributions. Every poster must be exposed to the audience in 5-6 min following 3-4 min for questions. All the posters sessions will be evaluated by members of the scientific committee. A coffee-break will be available prior to the beginning of the poster’s mini sessions.

Lunch Break

Symposium

Symposium

The IDEAL approach to enhance long-term involvement in physical activity and sport for people with intellectual disabilities

In this symposium, we focus on evidence-based strategies to enhance the involvement in physical activity and sport for people with intellectual disabilities (ID). People with ID is a group at risk for poor health and chronic diseases related to a sedentary lifestyle (e.g., obesity, cardiovascular diseases, diabetes). Adopting and maintaining a healthy lifestyle, including being sufficiently active, improves your physical and mental health. It is, however, still a reality, that young people with ID find it hard to access sport, and they have fewer opportunities for full and equal participation and limited opportunity to specialize/excel in the activity of their choice. In this symposium, evidence-based interventions will be highlighted from four different angles, i.e., the individual perspective, the coach perspective, the family perspective, and the organizational perspective.

Debbie Van Biesen

PhD

Debbie Van Biesen is post-doctoral researcher at KU Leuven, Department of Rehabilitation Sciences, research group adapted physical activity and psychomotor rehabilitation sciences, since April 2014. Her main expertise is on the cognitive capacity and motor performance of athletes with intellectual impairment. She is currently the coordinator of the EU Sport Collaborative Partnership entitled: IDEAL: Intellectual Disability, and Equal opportunities for Active and Long-term participation in Sport”. The consortium in this project includes eight European Research institutions and three International Sport Federations (INAS, International Paralympic Committee and Special Olympics Europe).

The results of the research performed within the IDEAL project will be presented, with a broad perspective, focusing on micro level and the macro level. The micro level includes the personal factors (e.g., self-regulation, motivation, cognition, and executive functioning) underlying sports participation in people with ID. The macro level includes the organizational aspects, and the results of the research project that investigated if the currently existing ID-sports programmes& ID-sports structures meet the needs of all people with ID in society.

Prof. Dr. Jan Burns

Professor Burns is a Professor of Clinical Psychology at Canterbury Christ Church University, UK. Professor Burns has worked as a clinical psychologist with people with intellectual disabilities in the NHS and has carried out research in this area throughout her career. Prof Burns has previously been the programme Director for the Salomons Institute Doctorate in Clinical Psychology and has contributed to the development of the profession in the UK. In the later part of her career, she has focused specifically on the impact of sport for people with ID. She is Head of Eligibility for the VIRTUS:World Intellectual Impairment Sport (formerly: INAS – International Federation for Para-athletes with Intellectual Impairments) and a Board member of the Special Olympics UK. Prof Burns worked with an international team of researchers and the International Paralympic Committee to re-include athletes with intellectual disabilities in the Paralympics since London 2012. In 2015, she was awarded a Member of the British Empire (MBE) medal for her work with people with intellectual disabilities.

During this presentation, Prof. Burns will highlight the important role of the coach or the instructor to enhance long-term involvement in physical activity for people with ID. Prof. Burns will present the “Good Practice Guide” that has evolved from the IDEAL project. The content of this guide is based on a comprehensive and in-depth review of the current resources available to this specific area of coaching. The new insights related to training and coaching people with ID will be placed within the context of theory to help coaches generalize these examples into different contexts.

The themes that will be addressed are inclusive sport practices, effective communication, self-regulation and emotions, and cognitive and psychological factors.

Prof. Dr. Luis Columna

Luis Columna is associate professor in the kinesiology department at the University of Wisconsin at Madison. His research focuses on ways to increase the participation of families (especially Hispanic) of children with disabilities into physical activity and his research focuses on ways to better prepare physical activity professionals and physical education teachers to work with diverse populations.

He will focus on the role of the family and the parents in addressing the physical activity needs of children with ID. Dr Columna developed the Fit Families Program. Fit Families is a physical activity program that brings together children with disabilities, their parents, college students and in-service professionals in the fields of adapted physical education, special educators, orientation & mobility (O&M), psychologist, physical education, and exercise science, among others.

Coffee-Break

Parallel Oral Presentation Sessions

Parallel Oral Presentation Sessions

Up to 6 parallel oral presentations (five presentations each) will be established according to the topic of the day and the content of the contributions. Every presentation must be exposed to the audience in 10-12 min following 3-5 min for questions. All the sessions will be evaluated by members of the scientific committee.

EUFAPA Assembly.

EUFAPA Assembly.

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