Samart Ratanasakorn

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"The primary cause of unhappiness is waiting for praise and recognition from others--praise and recognize yourself."
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Thailand (Residence)
Thailand (Origin)

ELP class of 2003

Senior Academic Officer at the Bureau of Special Education, Bangkok, Thailand

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Samart specializes in adaptive physical education and coaching blind and visually impaired athletes. In particular, he has initiated training programs for such athletes to participate in hiking, ten-pin bowling, and full marathons. He has also initiated transition services programs for students with disabilities in Thailand and advocated in collaboration with Perkins International for the educational rights of Thai children with deafblindness and multiple disabilities. He is a two-time Paralympic coach (Atlanta 1996 and Sydney 2000).