This is a Place for Everyone


Hello! My name is Adisak (aka "Add") and I am from Thailand. I'm very happy and it has been a pleasure to get a chance come to the University of Illinois for this camp for training. Although there is a language barrier between me and my friends on the team, we are still able to communicate with each other. This camp helped me be brave and more comfortable in speaking English more, especially when we are all training together. I'm very happy with our time at the camp!


Hi, my name is Soraya. I come from Thailand. On this Sports Visitor Program, I saw that almost everything here on campus accessible for people with disabilities. Here, people don’t think people with disabilities are different. People aren't separated by ability and instead we all work together.

I like this poster in front of the gym that says:  "This is a place for everyone".

I am impressed with the gym at the university. It is very big! When you're training, you can see the view outside and there are many hoops and courts for practice. My dream is to build something like this back home. We need to have a space like this in Thailand for team trainings or for similar camps designed for youth with disabilities. This program has given me so many positive experiences and I am very thankful for the opportunity!