IDA Chosen as Featured Charity for Networking Event in Denver

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IDA Chosen as Featured Charity for Mile High Society Project Networking Event in Denver

Denver, CO – July 14, 2012. The Invisible Disabilities Association (IDA) was honored to be the featured charity in July 2012 for the Mile High Society Project. Sponsor, Rachel Angel of Northwestern Mutual chose IDA to be the focus of the evening’s event held by Sponsoring restaurant, Coohills in Denver.

What is the Mile High Society Project? “Our goal is to repurpose the money spent on drinks and food into charitable donations for local organizations. Our monthly events will be held … at a different venue, with a different beneficiary each time” (Mile High Society Project website).

Attendees met the Founder and President of the Invisible Disabilities Association, Wayne Connell and Executive Board Members, Steve Tonkin, Lynelle Lahey and Jeff Vankooten, learned about invisible disabilities and networked with other business professionals.

It was a great evening of awareness and meeting new friends!

A big thank you, goes out to Mile High Society Project, Rachel Angel of Northwestern Mutual, Coohills and all the amazing people who attended the event!

ABOUT THE INVISIBLE DISABILITIES ASSOCIATION

The Invisible Disabilities Association (IDA) is a non-profit organization that has been encouraging, educating and connecting people and organizations touched by invisible disabilities around the world since 1997. IDA provides awareness, articles, pamphlets, booklets, radio interviews, videos, seminars, events, resources, an online social network and much more.

Contact the IDA Team: Go to the Contact Page on the Invisible Disabilities Association website. Visit the Invisible Disabilities Association at: www.InvisibleDisabilities.org

About

The Invisible Disabilities Association (IDA) encourages, educates and connects people and organizations touched by illness, pain and disability around the globe. Formerly known as The Invisible Disabilities Advocate, IDA was founded in 1997 and incorporated in 2004 as a 501(c)(3) non-profit. IDA reaches out through our websites, projects, articles, pamphlets, booklet, social network, resources, videos, radio interviews, seminars, events and more! Get the word out! Share a link to our articles and pages with Google Plus, Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and through Email by clicking on the Share link. Leave a comment!

IDA President Wayne Connell Visits Social Security Expert Allsup

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IDA President, Wayne Connell, Visits Social Security Expert, Allsup

Parker, CO – April 11, 2012. IDA President, Wayne Connell had the opportunity to spend the day with the great people of Allsup including Tai Venuti, Manager of Strategic Alliances who played host and tour guide for the day.

Headquartered in Belleville, IL, Allsup Inc. is the nation’s premier provider of Social Security and Medicare disability claim services. Whether providing service directly to the consumer or working with employers, insurers, group health plans, or workers’ compensation benefit programs, their expertise and systems have resulted in a 98 percent award rate and maximum recoveries from both Social Security and Medicare. Allsup has helped more than 170,000 people since 1984 to receive their Social Security Disability Insurance benefits. In addition, Allsup provides Medicare plan selection and disability life planning services.

Tai Venuti, Manager of Strategic Alliances

Wayne started his visit with a group of Allsup employees and management. He shared with them his seminar, Invisible No More!sm, Seven Realities of the Invisible Becoming Visible. Following a lengthy question & answer session about invisible disabilities and how to learn the language of invisible disabilities, Wayne visited the various departments throughout Allsup. He learned of the tremendous work the Allsup team members are performing in helping those seeking social security disability as well as helping them navigate Medicare, Medicaid, health insurance and financial principles.

Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Ron Buerges

After an enjoyable lunch with a group of Allsup management, Wayne finished the day with Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Ron Buerges. IDA is very excited to have the opportunity to partner with Allsup on various programs and initiatives, now and in the future, to help those touched by illness, pain and disability. Of special note, the President and CEO of Allsup, Jim Allsup received IDA’s 2009 Advocacy Honors Award.

For more information and a Free Social Security Disability Consultation visit Allsup.com.

ABOUT THE INVISIBLE DISABILITIES ASSOCIATION

The Invisible Disabilities Association (IDA) is a non-profit organization that has been encouraging, educating and connecting people and organizations touched by invisible disabilities around the world since 1997. IDA provides awareness, articles, pamphlets, booklets, radio interviews, videos, seminars, events, resources, an online social network and much more.

Contact the IDA Team: Go to the Contact Page on the Invisible Disabilities Association website. Visit the Invisible Disabilities Association at: www.InvisibleDisabilities.org

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Pain and Social Security Disability Benefits

Six Advantages of Representation for SSDI

Social Security Disability Denial Rates

Spotlight Shines on Invisible Disabilities Champions

Tips on Social Security Eligibility

About

The Invisible Disabilities Association (IDA) encourages, educates and connects people and organizations touched by illness, pain and disability around the globe. Formerly known as The Invisible Disabilities Advocate, IDA was founded in 1997 and incorporated in 2004 as a 501(c)(3) non-profit. IDA reaches out through our websites, projects, articles, pamphlets, booklet, social network, resources, videos, radio interviews, seminars, events and more! Get the word out! Share a link to our articles and pages with Google Plus, Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and through Email by clicking on the Share link. Leave a comment!

IDA Ambassador, Juliet Madsen, Featured on 9NEWS in Denver

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IDA Ambassador, Juliet Madsen, Featured on 9NEWS in Denver, CO

Parker, CO – February 10, 2012. Juliet Madsen is a retired United States Army veteran of two wars. She is a wife, mother and survivor of stroke and traumatic brain injury. As therapy, Juliet started making quilts and founded Stroke of Luck Quilting.

Juliet doesn’t just use the ordinary fabrics and designs you might normally see, but uses actual materials from such things as uniforms, tents and hats.

Her quilts have been displayed in some incredible places such as the White House, the Library of Congress, the Pentagon, various governor offices, state capitols, airports, galleries, and in public and private collections around the world.

IDA Founder with Quilt by Juliet

Much of her work is to raise funds for organizations that support veterans and individuals with invisible medical issues like her. Juliet has in many cases donated her quilts to individual recipients and organizations such as the VFW, DAR, VA, American Legion, Operation TBI, CAUSE, Wounded Warrior, FOB Summit County and the Invisible Disabilities Association to name a few. Juliet created the Ultimate Sew-In to raise money for Paralyzed Veterans and the 2010 Wheelchair Games.

Juliet is a recipient of the 2011 Volunteer Honorable Mention Award. Later, she became an IDA Ambassador, as she continues to spread awareness about invisible wounds of war and living with invisible disabilities and challenges.  Read more here.

Interview with Juliet on 9NEWS.com.

ABOUT THE INVISIBLE DISABILITIES ASSOCIATION

The Invisible Disabilities Association (IDA) is a non-profit organization that has been encouraging, educating and connecting people and organizations touched by invisible disabilities around the world since 1997. IDA provides awareness, articles, pamphlets, booklets, radio interviews, videos, seminars, events, resources, an online social network and much more.

Contact the IDA Team: Go to the Contact Page on the Invisible Disabilities Association website. Visit the Invisible Disabilities Association at: www.InvisibleDisabilities.org

ARTICLE RESOURCES

Video: Sewing up the wounds of war. 9NEWS.com. Written by Dave Delozier, presented by Adele Arakawa. February 9, 2012.

2011 IDA Award Photo courtesy of Steve Sokolic of SokoPhoto.com

2011 Invisible No More quilt by Juliet Madsen. Photo with IDA Founder and President, Wayne Connell.

About

The Invisible Disabilities Association (IDA) encourages, educates and connects people and organizations touched by illness, pain and disability around the globe. Formerly known as The Invisible Disabilities Advocate, IDA was founded in 1997 and incorporated in 2004 as a 501(c)(3) non-profit. IDA reaches out through our websites, projects, articles, pamphlets, booklet, social network, resources, videos, radio interviews, seminars, events and more! Get the word out! Share a link to our articles and pages with Google Plus, Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and through Email by clicking on the Share link. Leave a comment!

IDA Attends Voice Awards at Paramount Studios

IDA Founder and President, Wayne Connell and Advisory Board Member, Margaret Ferrante, MD attended the 2011 Voice Awards at the Paramount Studios in Hollywood on August 24, 2011.

The awards are sponsored by SAMSHA, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. “SAMHSA is a public health agency within the Department of Health and Human Services. Its mission is to reduce the impact of substance abuse and mental illness on America’s communities” (Voice Awards Press Release).

“SAMHSA is pleased to recognize leaders in the entertainment industry for featuring the strength, bravery, and resilience of people living with mental and substance use disorders. The remarkable production

Wayne with Actress Laura San Giacomo

s we honor tonight are credited with helping advance the public’s understanding of mental and substance use disorders, and ultimately, increase social inclusion that enables individuals to fully participate in their communities” said SAMHSA Administrator Pamela S. Hyde (Voice Awards Press Release).

Wayne and Dr. Margaret attended in support of SAMHSA and the Voice Award Recipients,

including Fmr Captain Luis Carlos Montalván. Montalván is the Guest Speaker for the 2011 IDA Honor Awards Banquet and a bestselling author living with PTSD and Traumatic Brain Injury. They also went to spread the word about invisible disabilities and IDA to attendees, award recipients and celebrities.

ARTICLE RESOURCES:

SAMHSA Voice Awards

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES:

See where else the IDA Team has gone Out and About to create awareness, better understanding and support for people living with debilitating conditions.

About

The Invisible Disabilities Association (IDA) encourages, educates and connects people and organizations touched by illness, pain and disability around the globe. Formerly known as The Invisible Disabilities Advocate, IDA was founded in 1997 and incorporated in 2004 as a 501(c)(3) non-profit. IDA reaches out through our websites, projects, articles, pamphlets, booklet, social network, resources, videos, radio interviews, seminars, events and more! Get the word out! Share a link to our articles and pages with Google Plus, Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and through Email by clicking on the Share link. Leave a comment!

IDA Attends Second Wind Fund Inc Event

Last Tuesday evening, August 30th, IDA founder and president, Wayne Connell, was privileged to attend along with fellow IDA board member, Steve Tonkin, an event sponsored by the Second Wind Fund, Inc. at the downtown Denver Post building. Steve is a board member of the Second Wind Fund, Inc. as well.

So what is the Second Wind Fund? The mission of Second Wind Fund, Inc. is to decrease the incidence of teen suicide nationally by removing financial and social barriers to treatment for all at-risk youth and to create a network of local affiliates to provide such services in their own communities.

Scott Fletcher, Jeff Lamontagne, and Dr. Marjorie Laird founded SWF in 2002 in Lakewood, Colorado. In 2009 their flagship Affiliate, Second Wind Fund of Metro Denver (SWFMD), was formed to manage the local program in the six county Denver metro area. Second Wind Fund, Inc. manages the national program and the Affiliates.

Marjorie Laird PhD and Wayne

While other suicide prevention organizations offer broad suicide prevention education and awareness, SWF offers actual treatment services to at-risk youth. It is essential that youth receive treatment immediately. SWF has built an innovative program to urgently match an at-risk youth, who may be displaying suicidal tendencies, with a therapist in their neighborhood. There is no red tape, no delays while insurance gets approved and complete anonymity. If the referred teen does not have insurance or the means to pay for the necessary mental health treatment, the care is paid for by SWF. When necessary, SWF clients have up to 20 sessions with a specialized, licensed therapist, as frequent as necessary until the teen’s suicidal thoughts have turned to life-long coping skills.

The Invisible Disabilities Association applauds the Second Wind Fund for being an organization that helps remove the shame and stigma regarding suicidal thoughts sometimes brought about by mental illness, depression and daily battles with other unseen chronic illnesses and pain by providing immediate, direct support. Part of IDA’s mission is to bring hope to teens living invisible disabilities and let them know they are not alone and that they can find additional help from organizations such as the Second Wind Fund, Inc.

About

The Invisible Disabilities Association (IDA) encourages, educates and connects people and organizations touched by illness, pain and disability around the globe. Formerly known as The Invisible Disabilities Advocate, IDA was founded in 1997 and incorporated in 2004 as a 501(c)(3) non-profit. IDA reaches out through our websites, projects, articles, pamphlets, booklet, social network, resources, videos, radio interviews, seminars, events and more! Get the word out! Share a link to our articles and pages with Google Plus, Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and through Email by clicking on the Share link. Leave a comment!

IDA 2011 Keynote Speaker, Luis Carlos Montalvan, in Denver in July

IDA Attends Book Signing with Luis Carlos Montalván and his Service Dog Tuesday in Denver.

IDA’s 2011 Awards Banquet Keynote Speaker, Luis Carlos Montalván, and his Service Dog, Tuesday were at the Tattered Cover Book Store in Denver on July 12th. IDA Founder and President, Wayne Connell and Executive Team Members, Kris Harty and Neville Teagarden enjoyed attending the event.

Wayne with Luis and Tuesday

Luis is a New York Times Bestselling Author, speaker and advocate for service men and women returning home with invisible disabilities, PTSD and TBI.

ARTICLE RESOURCES:

Check Luis and Tuesday’s Event Schedule for an Appearance Near You!

Meet Luis and Tuesday at the IDA Awards Banquet 10/2/2011

Until Tuesday: A Wounded Warrior and the Golden Retriever Who Saved Him

Photo of Luis and Tuesday at Podium Courtesy of Stacy Johnson

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES:

CNN: Fmr. Army Captain: Dog saved my life

CNN: Service dogs essential to military

East Coast Assistance Dogs (where Luis found Tuesday).

IDA’s Service Animal Page

New ADA Revisions Limit “Service Animals” to Dogs

Project HEAL – Service Dogs for Wounded Warriors

Until Tuesday: A Wounded Warrior and the Golden Retriever Who Saved Him – Video

Woman with Cryoglobulinemia and Her Service Dog Bring Hope to Others

What Makes An Animal More Than Just a Pet? Pamphlet from IDA

About

The Invisible Disabilities Association (IDA) encourages, educates and connects people and organizations touched by illness, pain and disability around the globe. Formerly known as The Invisible Disabilities Advocate, IDA was founded in 1997 and incorporated in 2004 as a 501(c)(3) non-profit. IDA reaches out through our websites, projects, articles, pamphlets, booklet, social network, resources, videos, radio interviews, seminars, events and more! Get the word out! Share a link to our articles and pages with Google Plus, Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and through Email by clicking on the Share link. Leave a comment!

IDA Grieves the Loss of Jason Graham, 2010 Inspiration Award Recipient

Jason Graham grew up in southeast Denver in a family of five children. Jason graduated from Thomas Jefferson High School in 1991. He battled both a brain tumor and kidney disease from the age of 29, Jason was diagnosed with both a pituitary brain tumor and kidney disease. He had successful brain surgery just before his 30th birthday. In Dec 2006, Jason received a kidney transplant donated by his mother Marilyn. The kidney functioned at a minimum over the next four years, causing him to need another. However, a chronic cough caused him to have to wait for the second transplant.

On 10-10-10, Jason Graham received the Inspiration Award from the Invisible Disabilities Association. During the banquet, Jason credited his faith in God, support of his family and friends, and good medical care with keeping him emotionally strong during his many trials.

Jason Graham in Hospital
Jason with Wayne and Todd

Shortly after the awards banquet, Jason’s health took a turn for the worse as he developed several very serious complications with his kidneys, as well as a mass and fluid on his brain. He was in and out of the hospital and soon unable to work.

In December, they put a drain in his head because of the swelling and underwent aggressive treatments for what they discovered to be a rare brain cancer. IDA President, Wayne Connell and Executive Board Member, Todd McPherson visited Jason in the hospital.

Jason’s wife, Michelle, began writing articles for IDA to share their family’s struggles with his health, losses and her new role as a wife, mother and caregiver.

Later, Jason had brain surgery to remove the rare, cancerous tumor. He remained unconscious for a couple of weeks. One day, out of the blue, Jason woke up and called his family from his hospital room! This gave everyone hope, as he began to show signs of recovery. Jason was not out of the woods, but was able to communicate with his family.

On Saturday April 2nd, Jason’s nurses wheeled him outside in his bed to enjoy the beautiful spring day and to get some fresh air. That night, he unexpetedly passed away from a sudden, massive brain bleed.

Jason at Bronco’s game being introduced on the big screen!

Jason was an amazing son, brother, husband, father and friend to many. He was known for his faith, perseverance, contageous smile, hugs and love for others.

Jason’s entire family is a group of outstanding, loving, giving people. Michelle has been caring for Jason and has written several articles for the Invisible Disabilities Association. His father Tom and his brother Daniel were both football players for the Broncos. Daniel and his mother Marilyn also run the Daniel Graham Foundation that reaches out to kids to teach them integrity, team work and life skills.

The IDA Team is so grateful for the opportunity to honor Jason and share his inspirational story of courage through his 9 year battle. He will be dearly missed by us all.

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FURTHER READING:

2010 Inspiration Award – Jason Graham

Family Faces Unexpected Battles with Illness by Michelle Graham

Becoming a Caregiver by Michelle Graham

Where to Begin: Finding Help During Chronic Illness by Michelle Graham

Dealing with Unsolicited Advice by Michelle Graham

Daniel Graham Foundation (Daniel is Jason’s brother and former Bronco Football Player)

IN MEMORY OF JASON:

Jason’s Memorial Website

In Memory of Jason on IDA

IN THE NEWS:

Sad news: Courageous Jason Graham, Daniel’s brother passes away at age 38. – Denver Post April 4, 2011

Great to be a Graham – Denver Post 2007

About

The Invisible Disabilities Association (IDA) encourages, educates and connects people and organizations touched by illness, pain and disability around the globe. Formerly known as The Invisible Disabilities Advocate, IDA was founded in 1997 and incorporated in 2004 as a 501(c)(3) non-profit. IDA reaches out through our websites, projects, articles, pamphlets, booklet, social network, resources, videos, radio interviews, seminars, events and more! Get the word out! Share a link to our articles and pages with Google Plus, Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and through Email by clicking on the Share link. Leave a comment!

IDA Meets Award Winning News Anchor and Journalist, Stephanie Riggs

IDA Founder and President, Wayne Connell, had the opportunity to share his passion about those living with invisible disabilities, with News Anchor and Journalist, Stephanie Riggs.

Wayne and Stephanie talked at length about his wife Sherri’s story and how IDA is reaching out to others around the world. Stephanie seemed thrilled to hear about IDA and learn about those in which IDA touches, as she has a heart and love for people, especially those living with various life challenges.

Stephanie has an award winning background as a local TV news anchor,  journalist and author.  She anchored the news for more than 20 consecutive years around the country and has earned dozens of Emmy Awards. Just a few of her awards include: An Emmy Award as anchorwoman for #1 rated evening newscast CBS Denver, two time recipient of the Journalistic Enterprise Emmy, two time recipient of the Colorado Broadcast Association’s Citizen of the Year for Community service, Pepperdine University’s Most Distinguished Alumnus and Producer of five documentaries honored in The Museum of Broadcast Communication.Since 2007 Stephanie has been hosting Denver’s Movers and Shakers on VISTA TV Denver and in 2010 she developed her own call-in radio show, Divine Calling with Stephanie Riggs on 94.7 FM KRKS.Learn more about Stephanie at: www.StephanieRiggs.comRead More Stories About the Amazing People IDA has Shared with About Invisible Disabilities

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The Invisible Disabilities Association (IDA) encourages, educates and connects people and organizations touched by illness, pain and disability around the globe. Formerly known as The Invisible Disabilities Advocate, IDA was founded in 1997 and incorporated in 2004 as a 501(c)(3) non-profit. IDA reaches out through our websites, projects, articles, pamphlets, booklet, social network, resources, videos, radio interviews, seminars, events and more! Get the word out! Share a link to our articles and pages with Google Plus, Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and through Email by clicking on the Share link. Leave a comment!

IDA Meets Sports Reporters Mac and Doog

img_0431IDA Founder and President Wayne Connell with Sport Reporters and DJ’s, Jimmy Doogan and Mark McIntosh of Mile High Sports radio AM 1510 in Denver, CO. IDA was presented that evening with an original Tebow Portrait for the 2010 Banquet Auction. The portrait was drawn by artist, Kyle Banister and donated by MVP Sports in Denver. www.milehighsports.com/

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The Invisible Disabilities Association (IDA) encourages, educates and connects people and organizations touched by illness, pain and disability around the globe. Formerly known as The Invisible Disabilities Advocate, IDA was founded in 1997 and incorporated in 2004 as a 501(c)(3) non-profit. IDA reaches out through our websites, projects, articles, pamphlets, booklet, social network, resources, videos, radio interviews, seminars, events and more! Get the word out! Share a link to our articles and pages with Google Plus, Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and through Email by clicking on the Share link. Leave a comment!

IDA Meets Jeremy Bloom

img_0429IDA Founder and President, Wayne Connell and Executive Board Member, Rick Watson meet Jeremy Bloom, Founder of Wish of a Lifetime Foundation which grants wishes to senior citizens in need. Photo with IDA President, Wayne Connell. http://www.seniorwish.org/

Bloom is also an ESPN college football analyst and worked for NBC as on-air talent at the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver. In addition, he is a three-time World Champion, two-time Olympian and eleven-time World Cup gold medalist snow skier. In 2005, he won a record six-straight World Cup races, the most in a single season in the sport’s history. He was an All American football player at the University of Colorado and has played professional American football as a wide receiver and return specialist in the National Football League for the Philadelphia Eagles and the Pittsburgh Steelers.

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The Invisible Disabilities Association (IDA) encourages, educates and connects people and organizations touched by illness, pain and disability around the globe. Formerly known as The Invisible Disabilities Advocate, IDA was founded in 1997 and incorporated in 2004 as a 501(c)(3) non-profit. IDA reaches out through our websites, projects, articles, pamphlets, booklet, social network, resources, videos, radio interviews, seminars, events and more! Get the word out! Share a link to our articles and pages with Google Plus, Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and through Email by clicking on the Share link. Leave a comment!

IDA President Meets Cosby Show Actor and Author Joseph C. Phillips

img_0422IDA Founder and President with Actor (Cosby Show) and Author, Joseph C. Phillips. www.JosephCPhillips.com

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The Invisible Disabilities Association (IDA) encourages, educates and connects people and organizations touched by illness, pain and disability around the globe. Formerly known as The Invisible Disabilities Advocate, IDA was founded in 1997 and incorporated in 2004 as a 501(c)(3) non-profit. IDA reaches out through our websites, projects, articles, pamphlets, booklet, social network, resources, videos, radio interviews, seminars, events and more! Get the word out! Share a link to our articles and pages with Google Plus, Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and through Email by clicking on the Share link. Leave a comment!

IDA President Meets Talk Show Host Dennis Prager

dennis-pragerIDA Founder and President with Dennis Prager, popular talk show host. www.DennisPrager.com

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The Invisible Disabilities Association (IDA) encourages, educates and connects people and organizations touched by illness, pain and disability around the globe. Formerly known as The Invisible Disabilities Advocate, IDA was founded in 1997 and incorporated in 2004 as a 501(c)(3) non-profit. IDA reaches out through our websites, projects, articles, pamphlets, booklet, social network, resources, videos, radio interviews, seminars, events and more! Get the word out! Share a link to our articles and pages with Google Plus, Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and through Email by clicking on the Share link. Leave a comment!

IDA Board Members Attend Humor Conference

karyn-buxman-and-ida-execsIDA Founder and President Wayne Connell and Executive Board Members Ali Garrett and Kris Harty with Karyn Buxman, RN, MSN, Hall of Fame Speaker and President of Association for Applied and Therapeutic Humor April 2010. Connell, Garrett and Harty learned about the scientific changes in body chemistry and vitals with humor therapy.  www.AATH.org

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The Invisible Disabilities Association (IDA) encourages, educates and connects people and organizations touched by illness, pain and disability around the globe. Formerly known as The Invisible Disabilities Advocate, IDA was founded in 1997 and incorporated in 2004 as a 501(c)(3) non-profit. IDA reaches out through our websites, projects, articles, pamphlets, booklet, social network, resources, videos, radio interviews, seminars, events and more! Get the word out! Share a link to our articles and pages with Google Plus, Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and through Email by clicking on the Share link. Leave a comment!

IDA Meets Comedienne, Actress and Singer Kathy Buckley

img_0376IDA Founder and President Wayne Connell with Comedienne, Actress, and Speaker, Kathy Buckley April 2010.  Wayne and Kathy shared about living with invisible disabilities. This was not a new concept to Kathy, as she is hearing impaired. Kathy’s story of hearing impairment, being run over by a jeep and diagnosed with cancer is truly inspirational with a good dose of humor! www.KathyBuckley.com

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The Invisible Disabilities Association (IDA) encourages, educates and connects people and organizations touched by illness, pain and disability around the globe. Formerly known as The Invisible Disabilities Advocate, IDA was founded in 1997 and incorporated in 2004 as a 501(c)(3) non-profit. IDA reaches out through our websites, projects, articles, pamphlets, booklet, social network, resources, videos, radio interviews, seminars, events and more! Get the word out! Share a link to our articles and pages with Google Plus, Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and through Email by clicking on the Share link. Leave a comment!

IDA Meets Cancer Treatment Centers of America

cancer-treatment-centersFounder and President, Wayne Connell had the honor of spending time with Dr. Kathy Puckett and Therapist, Meagan from Cancer Treatment Centers of America. Mr. Connell shared IDA’s purpose and how they are reaching out with encouragement and support to a group of people who are mis-understood and hurting. www.CancerCenter.com

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The Invisible Disabilities Association (IDA) encourages, educates and connects people and organizations touched by illness, pain and disability around the globe. Formerly known as The Invisible Disabilities Advocate, IDA was founded in 1997 and incorporated in 2004 as a 501(c)(3) non-profit. IDA reaches out through our websites, projects, articles, pamphlets, booklet, social network, resources, videos, radio interviews, seminars, events and more! Get the word out! Share a link to our articles and pages with Google Plus, Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and through Email by clicking on the Share link. Leave a comment!

IDA Meets the Stress Less Shrink, Dr. Joel Schwartz

img_0357IDA Founder and President Wayne Connell with friend and Best Selling Author Greg Godek and The Stress Less Shrink, Dr. Joel Schwarz in April 2010. Connell was able to share with Dr. Schwartz about IDA and living with invisible disabilities.  www.StressLessShrink.com

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The Invisible Disabilities Association (IDA) encourages, educates and connects people and organizations touched by illness, pain and disability around the globe. Formerly known as The Invisible Disabilities Advocate, IDA was founded in 1997 and incorporated in 2004 as a 501(c)(3) non-profit. IDA reaches out through our websites, projects, articles, pamphlets, booklet, social network, resources, videos, radio interviews, seminars, events and more! Get the word out! Share a link to our articles and pages with Google Plus, Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and through Email by clicking on the Share link. Leave a comment!

IDA Meets Paul McGhee PhD

img_0384IDA Founder and President Wayne Connell with Author, Speaker, Researcher Paul McGhee, PhD in April 2010. He was able to share about IDA and those living with invisible illness, as well as healthy laughing. Learn to Laugh Your Way to a Happier, Healthier Life – www.LaughterRemedy.com

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The Invisible Disabilities Association (IDA) encourages, educates and connects people and organizations touched by illness, pain and disability around the globe. Formerly known as The Invisible Disabilities Advocate, IDA was founded in 1997 and incorporated in 2004 as a 501(c)(3) non-profit. IDA reaches out through our websites, projects, articles, pamphlets, booklet, social network, resources, videos, radio interviews, seminars, events and more! Get the word out! Share a link to our articles and pages with Google Plus, Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and through Email by clicking on the Share link. Leave a comment!

IDA President Meets Comedy Legend Larry Wilde

larry-wildeIDA Founder and President Wayne Connell with comic legend Larry Wilde in April 2010 – www.LarryWilde.com

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The Invisible Disabilities Association (IDA) encourages, educates and connects people and organizations touched by illness, pain and disability around the globe. Formerly known as The Invisible Disabilities Advocate, IDA was founded in 1997 and incorporated in 2004 as a 501(c)(3) non-profit. IDA reaches out through our websites, projects, articles, pamphlets, booklet, social network, resources, videos, radio interviews, seminars, events and more! Get the word out! Share a link to our articles and pages with Google Plus, Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and through Email by clicking on the Share link. Leave a comment!

IDA Meets Actress Dyan Cannon

dyan-cannonFounder Wayne Connell with Actress Dyan Cannon April 2010 in Hollywood. Wayne and Executive Board Member, Steve Tonkin were attending the Lift Up America event, honoring children at the Grauman’s Chinese Theatre.

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The Invisible Disabilities Association (IDA) encourages, educates and connects people and organizations touched by illness, pain and disability around the globe. Formerly known as The Invisible Disabilities Advocate, IDA was founded in 1997 and incorporated in 2004 as a 501(c)(3) non-profit. IDA reaches out through our websites, projects, articles, pamphlets, booklet, social network, resources, videos, radio interviews, seminars, events and more! Get the word out! Share a link to our articles and pages with Google Plus, Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and through Email by clicking on the Share link. Leave a comment!

IDA Shares with Producer and CNN Reporter

donna-deberry-and-soledad-obrienIDA Founder and President, Wayne Connell with new friend and Producer, Donna DeBerry and CNN Reporter Soledad O’Brien April 2010 in Hollywood. Connell enjoyed sharing about IDA and those living with invisible disabilities.

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The Invisible Disabilities Association (IDA) encourages, educates and connects people and organizations touched by illness, pain and disability around the globe. Formerly known as The Invisible Disabilities Advocate, IDA was founded in 1997 and incorporated in 2004 as a 501(c)(3) non-profit. IDA reaches out through our websites, projects, articles, pamphlets, booklet, social network, resources, videos, radio interviews, seminars, events and more! Get the word out! Share a link to our articles and pages with Google Plus, Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and through Email by clicking on the Share link. Leave a comment!

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