Family

He’ll never be alone

He’ll never be alone

Before the 2019 Special Olympics World Summer Games, my brother Rishabh was loved by us, his family. Now, he is loved by the nation.

A Family Less Ordinary

A Family Less Ordinary

We are the proud parents of five beautiful children. Our eldest son Aaron, who is now 20, was diagnosed with autism when he was 3. Our youngest children, 12-year-old twins Daniel and Gabriel, were also found to have autism four years ago.

Can’t waste time crying

Can’t waste time crying

It has been over 24 years since I found out that my son, Johannes was going to be born with Down Syndrome.       When I first knew, I was a few months into the pregnancy.

My sister, my best friend

My sister, my best friend

We have so much to learn from one another. My sister Anastasia has Down Syndrome. When she was born, I remember my parents telling me that I have a special sister and that it was my duty to love and care for her.

The Best Son I Could Wish for

The Best Son I Could Wish for

My son Rithik is one of the greatest blessings in my life. He is innocent and completely pure at heart. Rithik is now 23. When he was 12, he was diagnosed with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), coupled with lower than normal IQ.

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.

My family’s gift

My family’s gift

I have always been very protective and concerned about my younger sister, Sagarika, who was born with an intellectual disability. I feel extremely blessed to have a sister like her.

My teacher in life

My teacher in life

The biggest role model in my life is my elder sister, Farah. My sister has Down Syndrome. She may not lead a similar life to that of many people, but her life is no less fulfilling.

My life’s blessing

My life’s blessing

When people tell me, how unfortunate it is to have a child with an intellectual disability, I turn to them and reply, “No, it is a blessing.” My name is Madam May Fazura, and I am a mother of a family of five.

Overcoming each wave

Overcoming each wave

It is the same world we all live in. When my son Asim was five years old, he was diagnosed with borderline autism. My husband and I had always thought he simply had speech and learning delays.