Invisible Disabilities Association is an organization to help friends and family develop a better understanding of disabling illness and injury that may not seem obvious. IDA provides helpful links to sites and organizations of several diseases, disorders and conditions, as well as a support board. They also offer informative articles and a 48-page booklet, "But You LOOK Good" that can be handed out to friends, family, church members, support groups and even fellow employees, in order to help them to understand the challenges and difficulties of living with a disease or injury that can be debilitating.
The Society for Invisible Disabilities mission is to improve the lives of those affected by invisible illnesses and disabilities by increasing community awareness, providing financial assistance, creating social support systems and locating additional resources. Invisible disabilities include a spectrum of chronic illnesses and conditions that significantly impair normal activities of daily living. They are not immediately apparent, but symptoms such as extreme fatigue, pain, and cognitive impairment are often debilitating.
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