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Welcome to Human R.A.C.E

Welcome to Human R.A.C.E

Welcome to Human R.A.C.E., our engine to drive Respect, Acceptance, Change and Equality for people with intellectual disabilities. We are more similar than we are different, so why discriminate? Hear our voices. Feel our fears. Share our joy as we race to the finish line.

Be Brave

Be Brave

Let me win. But if I cannot win, let me be brave in the attempt. When I was nine years old, I almost drowned during a swimming competition. The incident traumatized me. Since then, I developed a terrible phobia of the water.

Chase your dreams

Chase your dreams

How would you feel if a doctor told you that your child might not ever be able to tie their own shoelaces? My parents heard exactly that from a doctor, when I was three years old, and diagnosed with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).

Ready to conquer the world

Ready to conquer the world

My name is Abhishek Gogoi. I am from Assam, India. I was diagnosed with cerebral palsy as a child. I was told that, as a toddler, my parents had to watch as I missed one developmental milestone after another.

FROM DIRT ROADS TO THE PITCH

FROM DIRT ROADS TO THE PITCH

If you asked me five years ago, whether I can imagine life outside of my village, I’d probably have said no. There is one person I wish to thank for changing my life.

Finding my voice in the world we share

Finding my voice in the world we share

Give us the confidence to not just survive but thrive in life. I was born a healthy baby, and my early developments were considered normal. However, as I grew older, my parents found it increasingly difficult to deal with my eccentric behaviors. 

We matter, too

We matter, too

As a unified generation, let us stand together and declare that all people matter. My name is Brina Kei Maxino, and I am from the Philippines. I have an intellectual disability – Down syndrome.

We are not so different

We are not so different

We all have hopes, fears, and dreams. Do you remember the tragic incident in July 2016, when a young man in Japan killed 19 and injured 25 people with intellectual disabilities at a care facility?