Understanding Non-Apparent Disabilities

When:  Dec 15, 2022 from 12:00 PM to 01:15 PM (ET)

People with disabilities are the largest minority and fastest-growing subgroup of our population. Over 70% of disabilities are non-apparent, so we are not necessarily aware that our friends, colleagues, clients, or neighbors have them. It is important to recognize that just because we can’t see a disability that doesn’t mean it doesn’t exist. This session will encourage an open dialog that will help attendees to “always ask, never assume” if a person needs assistance or has a disability.

Learning Objectives:

  • Learn about the disability community diversity
  • Quick look: ADA and the ADAAA
  • Learn about non-apparent disabilities, including Long Covid, mental health conditions and chronic health conditions
  • Learn how language has evolved and how to change your perspectives
  • Learn about self-disclosure -the why and why not
  • How to leverage your new knowledge