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Helping people understand Invisible Disabilities

Discussion in 'Lifestyle Management' started by Orla, Mar 5, 2010.

  1. Orla

    Orla Senior Member

    Invisible Disabilities: Helping people understand

    There is a website called The Invisible Disabilities Advocate

    They have some potentially useful resources for helping to explain invisible disabilities to others

    Their booklet, But you Look Good!, I think is very good.

    The booklet contains do's and don't tips for the healthy reader.

    I thought that the booklet could also be useful for the sick person to read themselves. I think it shows good insight into why healthy people sometimes make comments which are annoying to us (e.g."but you don't look sick","I get tired too"). It might be a little less irritating to hear certain comments once one has a better understanding of why the person is saying such things. The main idea of the booklet is to give insight to the healthy person, but I think it could help sick people gain insight also.

  2. flybro

    flybro Senior Member

    Thanks Orla

    I'm bumping this to give more peole the opprtunity to see it.

    Some good reseources here.

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