What we're about

The Invisible Disabilities Association (IDA) is a non-profit organization that encourages, educates and connects people and organizations touched by illness, pain and disabilities. We are based in Colorado, but have been reaching out around the world since 1997.

IDA creates awareness and support through our websites, pamphlets, booklets, radio and television interviews, videos, seminars, events and resources. We also host the Invisible Disabilities Community, where people can find online support at www.InvisibleDisabilitiesCommunity.org. And, of course, we are on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter!

Every October, we host the Invisible Disabilities Week, which we founded in 2014! Join us online for lots of fun, awareness and new friends! Tens of thousands of individuals, groups and businesses participate from around the world! See: www.InvisibleDisabilitiesWeek.org. Also in October we host an exciting Awards Gala in Denver, where several individuals and organizations are recognized for the work they are doing for people living with a challenging condition. This is a thrilling night of inspiration, hope and understanding. It includes special guest entertainment, a delicious dinner and of course, auction items. http://AwardsGala.org. Whether you are someone living with illness and pain, you know someone, you are a business person or a medical professional, you will walk away with a new perspective and love for people living with invisible disabilities!

Thank you so much for joining us on Meetup!

The IDA Team

Invisible Disabilities Association

http://www.InvisibleDisabilities.org

NOTE:

We are not legal or medical professional service; therefore, we do not promote or endorse specific therapies or products. If you own a commercial or medical business, please consider being an IDA Sponsor. Meetup Hosts are volunteers who desire to help bring people together. Hosts are not employees of IDA nor are they trained counselors or doctors. IDA cannot be held responsible for the actions of the volunteer Hosts, members, attendees nor possible health related discussions. Any medical concerns, tips or conversations discussed at Meetups are not to be considered medical advice. All attendees participate at their own risk and are responsible for their own actions. All personal disputes must be addressed with parties involved in private. If there is a serious issue with a Host or IDA Meetup member, please let us know.

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Invisible Disabilities Week Online! FREE!

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Join us for the 2021 Invisible Disabilities Week Online October 17-23! Event is FREE! #InvisibleDisabilitiesWeek DETAILS: http://www.InvisibleDisabilitiesWeek.org

We will be posting on:
Facebook: www.Facebook.com/InvisibleDisabilities
Instagram: www.Instagram.com/InvisibleDisabilities
Twitter: www.Twitter.com/InvDisabilities

Living with invisible disabilities can be incredibly challenging, overwhelming and even devastating! Many loved ones and people in our world don't understand the debilitating symptoms and loss of abilities and activities we love, not to mention the lack of support, understanding and financial stress we often face! Many people tell us "but you LOOK fine," "it can't be that bad," "you don't try hard enough" or "you just need to be more positive!"

People living with ID's aren't weak! No way! We are fighters! And with all we face, we are COURAGEOUS!

It takes courage to face adversity for months, years or decades! The definition of courage is "to possess mental or moral strength to venture, persevere, and withstand danger, fear, or difficulty."

So let's turn the internet BLUE with awareness, education and support! Let's share stories, photos and videos about our challenges and struggles, things that help us get through the day and our sheer amazingness!

We hope to see you there! Together we can make a difference in your community and around the globe!

The IDA Team
Invisible Disabilities Association
www.InvisibleDisabilities.org

Invisible Disabilities Community - Online Anytime

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The Invisible Disabilities Association has been offering online support communities since 1999 on Yahoo!, Ning, Facebook, Google+ and now we are a Featured, Trusted Partner with Inspire!

The Invisible Disabilities Community has over 7,800 members and Inspire has almost 2,000,000!

If you are unable to attend Meetups or just want a place to meet others in between, come join us! http://www.InvisibleDisabilitiesCommunity.org

We look forward to meeting you! Be sure to invite your friends! Together, we can make a difference in your community and across the globe!

The IDA Team Invisible Disabilities Association http://www.InvisibleDisabilities.org
"But You LOOK Good!" Book Print: http://www.ButYouLookGood.org
Invisible Disabilities Community http://www.InvisibleDisabilitiesCommunity.org

2021 IDA Awards Gala Online!

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Join us for the Invisible Disabilities® Association's 14th Annual Awards Gala - InVisible InCourage LIVE! Saturday October 23rd, 2021 - 5 PM MDT! Streaming LIVE Worldwide! Details at: http://InVisibleInCourage.LIVE/

⭐ Headliner Music with Biff Gore, The Ambassador of Soul, from The Voice!
⭐ Our Spectacular Award-Winning Host, Denise Plante, 106.7 The Bull!
⭐ Amazing Award Honorees!
⭐ Virtual Seats Available from just $10!
⭐ Start a virtual table today and invite people to join your table (unlimited seats available at your table)!
⭐ Invite Friends, Family, Medical Teams, Support Groups and more!
⭐ Check out the Sponsorship opportunities!
⭐ Stay tuned for our pre-event auction and other fun ways to participate!
⭐ Streaming LIVE! Free! Watch and participate in the evening, as you choose! Donations and purchases are optional.

💕 We are VERY grateful for your support during this much needed fundraiser. All Proceeds from, Auctions, Seats, Tables, Purchases, Sponsorships help IDA continue to bring awareness, education, programs, support and resources to millions of courageous people who live daily with illness, pain and disability!

Together we can make a difference in your community and around the world!

The IDA Team
http://www.InvisibleDisabilities.org/

Invisible Disabilities Community - Online Anytime

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The Invisible Disabilities Association has been offering online support communities since 1999 on Yahoo!, Ning, Facebook, Google+ and now we are a Featured, Trusted Partner with Inspire!

The Invisible Disabilities Community has over 7,800 members and Inspire has almost 2,000,000!

If you are unable to attend Meetups or just want a place to meet others in between, come join us! http://www.InvisibleDisabilitiesCommunity.org

We look forward to meeting you! Be sure to invite your friends! Together, we can make a difference in your community and across the globe!

The IDA Team Invisible Disabilities Association http://www.InvisibleDisabilities.org
"But You LOOK Good!" Book Print: http://www.ButYouLookGood.org
Invisible Disabilities Community http://www.InvisibleDisabilitiesCommunity.org

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Invisible Disabilities Community - Online Anytime

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