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What is an invisible disability?
An invisible disability is when a disability is not immediately apparent or is internal in that person's body making it invisible to others. 

How common are invisible disabilities

Invisible disabilities are more common than you think. 1 in 10 have some form of disability and is as high as 1 in 7 in Ireland according to the census. Also 80% of disabilities have hidden impairments, so roughly 400,000 people in Ireland. 

Who is affected? 
Anyone can have an invisible disability irrespective of income, nationality, race, religion, gender or age. An invisible disability can appear at birth or can be diagnosed at a later stage in life.

How do you know if someone has an invisible disability?

Chances are, you won't know unless they are using assistive equipment or have discussed it with you. This makes is very hard for people to explain their disability particularly if using disabled resources. 

What are some of the challenges?
There are many challenges still facing people with invisible disabilities including a lack of awareness, with stigma, poor quality of life, low self-esteem, discrimination, risk of poverty, access to work, education, recreation to name a few 

 

How are people affected?
Depending on the disability, they might have health complications such as chronic fatigue or pain, frequent hospital visits, medications, it may also affect their mental health, mobility, quality of life.

What types of invisible disabilities are there? 

There are many types including...

Learning Disabilities 

Physical Disabilities

Chronic Illnesses 

Mental Health Conditions

What can you do to help?

You can play your part by...

FOLLOW US! Sharing and posting our posts online (main platform is Instagram) Bring it up in conversations, talk about your experiences, share your story. Be patient and understanding and try not to judge someone using disabled resources