December 3rd is the UN’s International Day of Persons with Disabilities. This year one of the sub-themes is ‘Including persons with invisible disabilities in society and development.’ Here’s an infographic with stats, symptoms and common misconceptions about invisible disabilities.
It’s important to be aware, so that we can support friends and colleagues with hidden disabilities, as well as plan and deliver health and social care services to be inclusive and accessible to all.
Izzy has contacted me to share the great infographic she has made which explores some of the most common invisible disabilities in the UK:
- Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (CFS/M.E.)
- Complex Regional Pain Syndrome
- Inflammatory Bowel Disease
- Lyme Disease
- Multiple Sclerosis
The links in the list above are to further information by Action for M.E. and NHS Choices. The International Business Times has the following article today: International Day of Persons with Disabilities: The debilitating truth about chronic fatigue syndrome. The Our Stories section of my blog is a collection of personal blog posts about our experiences as patients and how M.E. affects our lives.
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Reblogged this on Sunshinebright and commented:
Emily has put together a great post which is so enlightening, especially for people who are not aware of the several “invisible disabilities” suffered by so many. Her info is based on those diagnosed patients in the UK, but the underlying significance is that this information can be a realistic comparison relating to patients of these diseases in the other countries around the globe.
Thank you, Emily.
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And thank you for reblogging 🙂