Invisible Disability Awareness Week

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Invisible Disabilities Week is a time to educate the public about invisible disabilities.

What is an invisible disability and why do we observe this campaign?

An invisible disability is classified as a physical, mental, or neurological condition that is not visible from the outside. It can, however, limit or challenge a person’s movements, senses, or activities. People usually assume disabilities are physical or visual even though many disabilities cannot be seen. A disability is generally defined as a physical or mental impairment. This impairment has a substantial and long-term adverse effect on the ability to carry out normal day-to-day activities.

How Do We Observe Invisible Disabilities Awareness Week?

Each year, people with invisible disabilities and their loved ones come together to acknowledge this week. During this campaign, advocates educate the public about the challenges they face and the progress society still needs to make toward acceptance.

This important awareness week and its events are also a time to break down the belief that people with invisible disabilities are “exaggerating” or “faking” their symptoms. It is a time to start a discussion about what inclusion really means. Inclusion is a very important aspect of raising awareness about living with an invisible illness or disability.

So, during Invisible Disabilities Week, the community works to raise awareness of their invisible conditions and how their conditions affect their lives. In addition, the community stresses their recommendations for how to make the world a more inclusive place.

Blue Ribbons Represent Invisible Disabilities

Personalized Cause uses the blue awareness ribbon to recognize invisible disabilities. Because we have a space for personalization, this ribbon pin is an excellent way to communicate your thoughts about your experiences or the experiences of others. We also use the peach ribbon to represent invisible illness. Further, we use the burgundy ribbon to recognize disabilities, in general. Use either in this awareness campaign, depending upon the way you choose to express yourself.

Take the time to learn about others who may present one way, but be dealing with something you do not know. Walking in another person’s shoes and understanding their struggles helps to build inclusion within every community. This resource is a good place to start to understand the significance of this disabilities awareness week.

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