Do your loved ones have a hard time understanding how your symptoms such as extreme fatigue, pain, dizziness and cognitive impairments can be debilitating? The Invisible Disabilities Association strives to help friends and family better understand chronic illness and pain, as well as learn how to be a source of encouragement and support. IDA offers our booklet, pamphlets and videos to help you and your loved ones forge the journey with limiting conditions. Read our booklet excerpts and pamphlets online for FREE or order them from IDA’s Store.
But You LOOK Good! A Guide to Understanding and Encouraging People Living with Chronic Illness and Pain. This 56 page book gets to the heart of why our friends and family members have difficulty with continuing illness and pain. It helps them to understand that even though a person with a chronic condition may LOOK good, it does not mean they FEEL good! Moreover, it gives them simple, pragmatic ways to truly be an encouragement, what to say, what not to say and how to help. Read Excerpt of Part One. Order this Booklet
About the Invisible Disabilities Association – Who We Are and Our Purpose. Pamphlet helps you spread the word about invisible disabilities and IDA, the non-profit organization that reaches around the world to people living with chronic illness and pain.
Don’t Judge by Appearances - Parking with Invisible Disabilities. Pamphlet helps people better understand the legal rights those with various disabilities have to park in an accessible parking space. It strives to shed a light on the fact that reserved spaces are not limited to disabilities that are readily visible to the onlooker. Order this Pamphlet
Why Go Fragrance Free? Millions Report Adverse Reactions to Perfumes and Fragrances. Pamphlet for people who live with Multiple Chemical Sensitivities (or Environmental Illness) and their loved ones. Order this Pamphlet
Why Don’t They Just Take Something? Living in the Gap. Loved ones often assume that if their friend or family member is still sick, they must be failing to do what their doctor is telling them to do. This article is a window into why this is not always the case! Order this Pamphlet
Behind Every Face, There is a Story. Invisible Disabilities Association Executive Board Member, Doug Herman shares his personal story and encourages others to share their life stories and get involved in the life stories of others. Invisible Disabilities Association Honor Awards Banquet 2009.
To the Pain. Invisible Disabilities Association Executive Board Member, Rick Watson shares how most everyone knows someone with a chronic illness who is living amidst a battle against their condition. Invisible Disabilities Association Honor Awards Banquet, October 2009.
An Amazing Night with the Invisible Disabilities Association Video Trailer. Enjoy 2 beautifully filmed DVD’s of an Amazing Night with IDA! Special guest speaker, Karyn Buxman, RN, MSN. Master of Ceremonies CBS Channel 7News Reporter, Jayson Luber and 10 incredible Honor Award Winners! Be enlightened! Be encouraged! Share with loved ones!Order the DVD Set of the entire 2009 Banquet- Coming soon!