Free Online Disability Expo with IDA September 27, 2012

UPDATE September 28: This Expo will be available on-demand through December 26, 2012.

Press Release

IDA Teams Up with Allsup for a FREE and Online True Help® Disability Web Expo

Parker, CO – July 16, 2012. There will be more than a dozen leading nonprofit organizations presenting, including the Invisible Disabilities Association and Allsup.

Virtual booths with experts in health, Social Security Disability Insurance, financial planning, Medicare and health insurance will be available to provide screening services, answer your questions and listen to your feedback.

This free online event will support the specific needs and interests of people with disabilities and chronic illness. Caregivers, healthcare providers and the general public also are encouraged to attend.

Network with others, register for prizes, make your voice heard in the live chats, and more!

This is a FREE One-Day Live, Online Event Thursday, Sept. 27, 2012:

7 a.m. – 2 p.m. (PST) / 8 a.m. – 3 p.m. (MST) / 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. (CST) / 10 a.m. – 5 p.m (EST)

The Invisible Disabilities Association Booth Will Include:

  • Front Desk
  • About IDA
  • Encouragement and Education
  • Invisible No More TV
  • Videos, Handouts and Pamphlets
  • 6 Live Chats with Experts

Don’t Miss the Live Chats with Our Experts: Based on Central Standard Time

  • 9:15 – 10:00 a.m. Making the Most of Your Web Expo Experience. Allsup.
  • 11:00 – 11:50 a.m. Ready, Set, Thrive – Nine new rules for engaging change and managing stress. Jeff Vankooten, Speaker, Trainer and  IDA Executive Board Member who lives with Bipolar Disorder.
  • Noon – 12:50 p.m. 7 Realities of the Invisible Becoming Visible. IDA Founder and President, Wayne Connell. 
  • 1:00 – 1:50 p.m. Communication Do’s and Don’ts for People with Disabilities. Kathe Skinner, MA, LMFT, Marriage and Family Therapist and IDA Executive Board Member. Kathe also lives with Multiple Sclerosis. She and her husband, David specialize in counseling couples with a spouse living with chronic illness.
All Available Booths:
Invisible Disabilities Association / Allsup – Help with Social Security Disability and Medicare / AAPD /American Parkinson Disease Association /Arthritis Foundation /Brain Injury Association of America /The Mended Hearts, Inc. / National Alliance on Mental Illness / National Family Caregivers Association / National Fibromyalgia & Chronic Pain Association / National Multiple Sclerosis Society /National Stroke Association / National Spinal Cord Injury Association / NORD – National Organization for Rare Diseases

Register Here – It’s free!

IMPORTANT! After you register for the expo, go to the “Empowerment Hall” where IDA’s Booth will be. That is where you will find all of our information, videos and 6 Live Chats! Hoover over the booths with your mouse to find our booth and click on it!

Print Our Flyer – Share with your groups, friends, family, doctors, nurses and caregivers!

Help Raise $1,000 for IDA in September – Share your thoughts on how others can encourage you on your journey! Click the link for details!

This expo is open to all living with chronic illness, pain, injury, disability and their loved ones, as well as medical professionals and all who want to learn more about these subjects.


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:


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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