"Invisible Disabilities" — Warriors for Life (WFL) Virtual Group Support - Saturday 12 October 2019!
I hope you can join us this Saturday for “Warriors for Life” WFL Group Support Community Services Program.
Saturday night’s Topic: "Invisible Disabilities - What you Need to Know – Personal Accounts?”
Think of the word "disability". What do you see? The people of the Special Olympics, swimming and running and jumping in wheelchairs or without limbs? Guide dogs? Stephen Hawking? People rudely using disabled parking spots without actually "looking" disabled? One thing that, unless you have personal experience with it, may not have immediately popped into your head is the phrase "invisible disability". But a huge range of disabilities currently recognized in today's medical community are completely invisible, even to the trained eye. It's time for us all to change our mental image of what being disabled means.
A disability is literally speaking the opposite of an ability — but in real life, it's not always that simple. Chronic pain, for instance, may leave you capable some days and absolutely flattened on others; epilepsy, another disability classified as invisible, can create a seizure with no warning whatsoever. And many people with invisible disabilities will suffer as much from their problem's hidden nature as from its symptoms.
So it's time to bring general knowledge about invisible disabilities into the light. Here's what you need to know — so that if anybody decides to confide about their ID status (no, not One Direction) to you, you'll know how to avoid making an absolute idiot of yourself.
Warriors for Life Group Support Community Service - Saturday, 12 October 2019 at 8:00 PM ET, (7:00 Pm CT), 6:00 PM MT, & 5:00 PM PT
Dial in 5-10 minutes early to test your communications!
PO3 Christopher St. John will be sitting in for the Colonel and hosting this Saturday evening and is inviting you to a RingCentral meeting.
Join from PC, Mac, iOS or Android: https://meetings.ringcentral.com/j/4357174198
Or iPhone one-tap (US Toll):
+1 (773) 231 9226 (US Toll)
Meeting ID: 435-717-4198
COL (Ret) Mikel Burroughs