Michael Woods (He/Him)
July 7, 2023
Sport is for Every Body Season 1
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Episode
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Connecting people with disability to sport with Emily Ayles.

In this episode I talk with Emily Ayles to discover how she goes about connecting people with disability to sport through her work at Novita.‍

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In this Episode

In this episode I talk with Emily Ayles to discover how she goes about connecting people with disability to sport through her work at Novita.

About our guest

Emily Ayles is the connectability project officer at Novita, which is a leading disability service provider in South Australia. Emily has been delivering the Connectability service at Novita for over 12 years, and like me, and hopefully like you Emily loves to see the difference that sport can make in people's lives. In addition to this, Emily is a national classifier for the Paralympic sport of Boccia and is an experienced practitioner in Para-sport and adaptive physical activity.

Highlights

In today's chat, we talk about how Emily links participants to sport options that meet their needs, and we also discuss some of the barriers and challenges that her clients face, and more importantly, how to overcome those.

00:00 Intro

02:59 About Emily

10:09 About Connectability

17:17 Emily's process

20:35 Barriers

27:35 Success story

34:12 Role of the NDIS

41:35 Sport and rec in day services

48:04 Quick fire questions

53:29 Emily's inclusion tip

55:07 Conclusion

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Resources

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Learn about Boccia - https://www.paralympic.org.au/sports/boccia/

Learn about Goalball - https://www.paralympic.org.au/sports/goalball/

Learn about Classification - https://www.paralympic.org.au/classification/

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