Invisible Disabilities Week wrap up gave us pause to reflect on how thankful we are to all of our followers, community and hard-working team of volunteers for helping to make this 2017 Invisible Disabilities Week a huge success! As a result, the Invisible Disabilities Association was able to support and spread messages of awareness, education and sharing around the world.
Highlighting Invisible Disabilities Week (IDW) were two fantastic television interviews, two corporate speaking events, an Amazon sweepstakes, a flood of online sharing on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter, and, finally, a very exciting 2017 IDA Awards Gala in Denver.
The Invisible Disabilities Week wrap up concluded with the 2017 “Laugh Out Loud” Invisible Disabilities Association Awards Gala. We also recognized eight individuals and organizations for outstanding contributions. Substantial positive differences are being made in the invisible disabilities community because of their hard work. The results benefit many in the invisible disabilities community.
Video Highlights of the Invisible Disabilities Week Wrap Up
IDA Founder and President Wayne Connell spread awareness through two television interviews and invisible disabilities presentations at two large corporations, Accenture and TIAA. The presentations were especially relevant and well received.
Watch the first television interview on KUSA-TV 9, Colorado and Company with Denise Plante:
A second television interview on FOX31 Denver KDVR-TV, Colorado’s Own Channel 2 KWGN-TV, Daybreak with Natalie Tysdal featured:
Invisible Disabilities Week Wrap Up Ends on a Positive Note with Responses Online
On Facebook, several posts garnered hundreds of comments from people sharing their stories, awareness, pets, service dogs and more! On Instagram and Twitter, organizations, businesses, and colleges joined in from around the world! The enormous participation challenged the IDW Team to keep up with all the posts, awareness and education! Mosty noteworthy was the movement of shared information between social forums.
It was great to see the entire Invisible Disabilities Week wrap with on a high note due to an excellent turnout at the 2017 Laugh Out Loud Invisible Disabilities Association Awards Gala! The theme was 70’s and people were excited to get groovy! Karyn Buxman, RN, MSN, and Neurohumorist was our Master of Ceremonies, and Sam Adams was our Headliner and Comedian! Eight individuals and organizations whose work makes a difference received recognition. In the end, we enlightened many people as they learned about millions living with invisible disabilities. We also ensured them that we will someday be Invisible No More®
The Positive Impact Continues Because — Together, We Make a Difference
Spreading awareness, education, and support the Invisible Disabilities Association, often results in changing the perceptions of people. We are increasing the compassion, and support people have for others who have an invisible disability or are a caregiver.
Thank you to everyone who joined us and participated in Invisible Disabilities Week! Please stay in touch with your new and old friends on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.
Join us at the Invisible Disabilities Community.
Looking back over the week’s events and moving forward into another year, let us all remember to be kind, listen, believe and love…all year ‘round.
Let’s be #InvisibleNoMore! Together, we can make a difference in your community and around the globe!
The IDA Team,
Invisible Disabilities Association