AquAbility Director Karen Morrison was selected to be the aquatics clinician for the National Ability Center’s Project DPTP in Chang Mai and Nong Kai, Thailand. The goal of the project, Developing Potential and Transforming Perceptions, is to establish sustainable sports programs for youth with physical and developmental disabilities in Thailand.
Morrison was one of 12 trainers and assistant trainers who participated in the first half of the US-Thailand exchange in February. The group conducted two six-day training programs for 150 coaches and 200 youth with disabilities in the adaptive sports of wheelchair basketball, aquatics, table tennis, field games, sitting volleyball and archery.
Morrison’s nonprofit, AquAbility, was founded in 2010 and is based in Boise. The organization offers year-round therapeutic aquatic programs for children, adults and veterans with disabilities in Boise and Ketchum and at The Idaho School for the Deaf and Blind in Gooding.