How do you go about defining invisible disability? Is it a specific illness or condition, such as multiple sclerosis, fibromyalgia, bipolar disorder, diabetes, a Chiari malformation or syringomyelia? Is it the symptoms of an illness or disability, such as pain or fatigue or neuropathy or brain fog? Why do we even use the phrase? Where […]
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in·vis·i·ble dis·a·bil·i·ty /inˈvizəb(ə)l/ /disəˈbilədē/ noun People often ask us to define invisible disability. In simple terms, an invisible disability is a physical, mental or neurological condition that is not visible from the outside, yet can limit or challenge a person’s movements, senses, or activities. Unfortunately, the very fact that these symptoms are invisible can lead […]
Grab yourself a pack of 250 Invisible Disability Definition cards and next time some asks you, “What’s an invisible disability?” you can hand them one of these cards. Give them to your friends, your family, your co-workers, your doctor. They work as refills for your “I Live With An Invisible Disability” – Identification Card Holder.
Conversation Starter Products to Address Your Invisible Disability and These Originate from Member Requests
Conversation starter products to address your invisible disability also can make it easier to live and work with the people you encounter in your daily life. The Invisible Disabilities Association (IDA) is very excited to announce the addition of two incredibly handy new awareness items in the IDA Store. Both products were inspired by people living […]
Invisible disability identity bundle can help you educate others, open doors to conversation and provide the tools you need to be Invisible No More® Invisible Disability ID badge holder 50 Invisible Disability definition cards, Invisible No More Wristbands and a Invisible Disabilities Association lapel pin.
I Live with an Invisible Disability neck ID badge holder with extra pockets. It also includes 50 Invisible Disability definition cards.
Top 10 Blogs of Disability.gov featured Invisible Disabilities Association for the fourth time. IDA Founder and President, Wayne Connell is a regular guest blogger on Disability.blog by Disability.gov. IDA is elated to announce that its blog made the “Top 10 Guest Blogs of 2015.” Wayne and his wife Sherri Connell were thrilled to receive the recognition for the fourth consecutive […]
But you don’t look sick.” “But you LOOK good.” “It’s all in your head.” “You just want attention.” When most people are sick with the flu or a fever, they become pale and droopy and their hair is in a tussle. Therefore, when we meet someone who tells us he or she is ill […]
By Wayne Connell, Founder and President of the Invisible Disabilities Association What is a disability? In general, the term disability is often used to describe a physical or mental challenge. This could be a bump in life that can be managed, or a mountain that creates serious changes and loss. Either way, this term should […]
IDA Founder, Wayne Connell recently had the opportunity to be a guest blogger on Disability.blog by Disability.gov. In this article, Invisible No More, Wayne shares about his wife, Sherri’s invisible journey, how they met and ultimately Wayne’s founding of IDA. Wayne also had the opportunity to share about some of the incredible stories from IDA’s […]
Lori Frisher shares her journey of life with moderate to severe hearing impairment at the 2011 Invisible Disabilities Association Honor Awards Banquet. Lori is an Honor Student, two time cancer survivor and Emmy Nominee. She was also the first candidate in the world to receive the Esteem Implant, along with the Cochlear Implant she already […]
This is Not a Story About Money, but of a Man Who Learned That Giving Time and Love is Priceless. ABC TV’s hit show, the Secret Millionaire sends millionaires out to experience a life on a very small budget and with the goal of finding amazing organizations doing incredible work in their community. On the […]
Take the time time this next week and call one friend with an invisible disability and ask them if you can help them with an errand or chore before Thanksgiving. Clean a room, take them shopping, rake their leaves or help with a few loads of laundry. By helping them, you allow them to save […]
Take the time time this next week and call one friend with an invisible disability and commment on how their perserverance each day is amazing and an encouragement to you.
Colorado Community Newspapers. Elbert County News, Douglas County News Press, Castle Rock News Press, Parker Chronicle. Rhonda Moore. Invisible Disability. April 2006. The day Wayne and Sherri Connell married, they knew their union was special. What they didn’t know was that together they would one day reach out and touch the lives of thousands. The […]
Major Bonnie Carroll (Ret) has been selected to be the 2020 recipient of the Invisible Disabilities® Association’s Invisible Heroes® Award. Bonnie has been chosen based upon her incredible leadership and personal vulnerability as the President and Founder of the Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS). As a veteran herself and a surviving spouse of a […]
The IDA logo is the universal symbol for disability and our goal is that it will be recognized by: first responders and medical personnel; retail establishments; transportation companies and facilities; educational institutions; hospitality venues and accommodations; your friends, families and coworkers; and ultimately the public at large. Send them to www.ndid.help for ideas on ways […]
National Disability ID Card with Lanyard Order Page Basic Lanyard Included PLEASE NOTE: By placing this order for the Invisible Disabilities® Association’s National Disability ID Card, you are indicating you have a disability, chronic illness or chronic pain and understand this card is not a government issued ID Card and does not guarantee […]
International Disability ID Card Order Page PLEASE NOTE: By placing this order for the Invisible Disabilities® Association’s International Disability ID Card, you are indicating you have a disability, chronic illness or chronic pain and understand this card is not a government issued ID Card and does not guarantee any special privileges for the ID Card […]