About Invisible Disability Ireland
Invisible Disability Ireland is a national non-profit voluntary organization based in the Republic of Ireland and founded in 2019. It is the only advocacy organization of its kind on raising awareness and understanding towards invisible disabilities, hidden illnesses and conditions in Ireland. The ultimate aim of Invisible Disability Ireland is to provide a platform for a national conversation to break away the stigma of what a disability "should look like". We also aim to empower, support, advocate and provide information, awareness and events. Invisible Disability Ireland is a unique and much needed organization as it is the only Irish organization which focuses solely on invisible disabilities and conditions.
What is an invisible disability?
A disability is any condition of the body or mind either developed, hereditary or congenital that impairs, impacts or reduces the ability of that person to carry out tasks or functions that an able bodied person without a disability would be able to do. A disability is an ongoing physical, health, or mental challenge. However, an invisible disability also known as a hidden disability, is when the condition or illness is less apparent, internal or invisible, meaning you cannot see the disability as it is happening inside the persons body with little outwardly symptoms or not immediately apparent. Invisible disabilities are an umbrella term used, invisible disabilities can be classified from moderate to severe, as it is a spectrum and also that every disability is unique and different to that person. Disabilities can also be classified into different categories such as physical disability, mental disability, illness and health condition to name a few.
Diabetes Sickle cell disease Depression+anxiety arthritis Crohn's disease
What is disability supposed to look like?
So what now?
Are you still interested to learn more about Invisible Disability Ireland? Have a look around at our website and be sure to follow our social media to stay up to date, we run campaigns and events all the time. You can however support us the most by spending our message either by word of mouth or via social media. If you know someone who would benefit from our services, let them know about us! We hope you learn something new about Invisible Disabilities and that you enjoy your time with us! Emily x