Helping people understand Invisible Disabilities

Orla

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Invisible Disabilities: Helping people understand

There is a website called The Invisible Disabilities Advocate

http://www.invisibledisabilities.org/index.html

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

http://www.invisibledisabilities.org/pubs.htm

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

http://www.invisibledisabilities.org/booklet.htm

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.

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flybro

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Thanks Orla

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

Some good reseources here.