Invisible No More: Understanding Invisible Disabilities

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On-air date: 
Mon, 10/26/2015
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Would it be surprising for you to know that almost one in 10 Americans are considered to be severely disabled?  Some 75 percent of these people who live with a disability don’t use a wheelchair, crutches, canes, or assistive equipment.

Just because someone has a disability doesn’t necessarily mean they are disabled. Many people living with these challenges are active in their work and with their families. They play sports and have hobbies. Some people with disabilities struggle to get through their day and often don’t have additional energy for other things. Many struggle to find gainful employment because of their disability, and they have trouble with their daily living activities and need assistance with their care.

 So what is an invisible disability?  Why can’t we see it?  Or, at the very least, why aren’t we talking about these disabilities so we can have a better understanding of what they are?

 Join Siobhan Kierans and guests Bridget Siljander, director of The Youth Legacy Foundation, and Deb Holz, of Advocating Change Together, for this edition of Truth To Tell.

On-air guests: 

 Bridget Siljander is director of The Youth Legacy Foundation

 

 

 Deb Holz is a consultant for Advocating Change Together