IDA Presents LIVE Chats with Our Experts September 27th

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Invisible Disabilities Association Presents Live Chats with Our  Experts on September 27th.

Parker, CO – August 30, 2012. IDA Teams Up with Allsup for a FREE and Online True Help® Disability Web Expo to offer Live Chats and more!

The Invisible Disabilities Association Booth Includes:

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

Register Here – It’s free!

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!

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)

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!

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

9:15 -10:00 a.m. (CST)

Making the Most of Your Web Expo Experience. Allsup
10:00 – 10:50 a.m. (CST)

Be Expedition Ready – Learn about preparing for the journey of care giving.

Antarctic Mike (Pierce) and IDA President, Wayne Connell. Mike is a Speaker, World Record Holder, Caregiver to his wife, Angela and IDA Ambassador. Mike and Angela will be our Keynote Speakers for the 2012 Honor Awards Banquet on October 14th. Don’t miss it!

11:00 – 11:50 a.m. (CST)

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.

12:00 – 12:50 p.m. (CST)

7 Realities of the Invisible Becoming Visible.

Wayne Connell, Invisible Disabilities Association Founder and President.

1:00 – 1:50 p.m. (CST)

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.

2:00 – 2:50 p.m. (CST)

Humor for Health & Well-Being.

Karyn Buxman, RN, MSN, CSP, CPAE, Nurse, Hall of Fame Speaker, Humorist and IDA Advisory Board Member. She is also the Founder of Journal of Nursing Jocularity.

3:00 – 4:30 p.m. (CST) Your Changing Brain – The owner’s manual to your mind. Rick Watson, CEO DRS Health Group and IDA Executive Board Member. DRS Health Group addresses emotional wellness and cognitive capacity practices.

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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