IDA Founder Guest Speaker for National Invisible Chronic Illness Awareness Week September 2012

UPDATE September 16: The 2012 Conference Seminars will be available on the NICIAW Website through July 2013. IDA’s Seminar will be available on our website indefinitely.

Press Release

IDA Founder Guest Speaker for National Invisible Chronic Illness Awareness Week September 2012

Parker, CO – July 15, 2012 – The Invisible Disabilities Association (IDA) Founder and President, Wayne Connell and his bride, Sherri were invited back to be guest speakers again for the upcoming 2012 National Invisible Chronic Illness Awareness Week (NICIAW).

Don’t miss the week’s FREE Online Seminars, other activities and offers September 10 – 16.

Monday September 10 at 10 am MST: Wayne and Sherri will be discussing What to Say, What Not to Say and How to Help Someone Living with Illness and Pain. This year, the interview will be by video!

IDA has been involved in the NICIAW since its inception in 2002. We have sponsored and helped get the word out. We have also participated in the online seminars by giving presentations on “But You LOOK Good,” “How Can I Make People Understand” and “What to Say, What Not to Say and How to Help.”

In 2010, Wayne and Sherri were Guest Speakers for a podcast interview, “Invisible disabilities and the Husband as Caregiver” that was broadcast live. In 2011, it was featured again during the week’s events.

Also in 2010, Wayne shared tips that were adapted from IDA’s book, But You LOOK Good! and published into a collaborative project. NICIAW Founder and Author, Lisa Copen compiled a helpful, 80 page ebook, Chronic Illness Tips: 263 ways to more than “just get by.” This book is available to download for FREE!

National Invisible Chronic Illness Awareness Week is an official annual campaign sponsored by Rest Ministries in collaboration with other sponsors. This year, the NICIAW will provide both audio and video seminars, handouts, articles, blogs, posters and more!

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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

ADDITIONAL RELATED RESOURCES

National Invisible Chronic Illness Awareness Week Online Seminar. Lisa Copen interviewed IDA Founder and President, Wayne Connell on BlogTalk Radio. September 16, 2010 and September 2011. Listen Here

Chronic Illness Tips: 263 ways to more than “just get by.” Available to download for FREE! Tips adapted  from IDA’s booklet, “But You LOOK Good!”  into a collaborative project by NICIAW Founder, Lisa Copen.

Invisible Illness and Finding Support. Guest Speakers IDA Founder Wayne Connell and his wife, Sherri. 2010 and 2011 National Invisible Chronic Illness Awareness Week.

IDA Featured During National Invisible Chronic Illness Awareness Week 2010 and 2011

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!

Comments

  1. says

    We are so looking forward to having you join us, Wayne and Sherri. I appreciate all you do, despite your own struggles –of which I am sure we only hear a sliver of. God bless, Lisa

  2. Bonnie Kashella says

    I will do my best to be here to hear what is going on and I too am glad you started this site for all those who are invisibily disabled.

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