TVS is celebrating International Day of People with Disabilities! This year, IDPWD is focusing on bringing awareness to Invisible Disabilities with the 2020 theme: “Not All Disabilities Are Visible.”
The campaign is spreading awareness and information on invisible disabilities to help fight the stigma and discrimination still associated with these disabilities.
They can include mental illness, sight or hearing impairments, cognitive dysfunctions, and more.
We invite you to learn more about people with disabilities, both visible and invisible, at https://idpwd.org/.
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- 15% of the world’s population is living with a disability
- This is more than 1 billion people
- 450 million people live with mental or neurological conditions
- 2/3 of these individuals will not seek professional help
- In part due to stigma, discrimination, and neglect
- Some disabilities may not be immediately apparent, including:
- Mental illnesses
- Chronic pain and fatigue
- Sight and hearing impairments
- Brain injuries
- Neurological disorders
- Learning differences
- Cognitive dysfunctions
- Every year: 69 million individuals are estimated to sustain Traumatic Brain injuries
- Every year: 1/160 children are identified as on the autism spectrum
- “A reminder of the importance of removing barriers for all people living with disabilities, both visible and invisible.”
- Source: The International Day of People with Disabilities
- Data from: The World Health Organization (WHO)
- #NotAllDisabilitiesAreVisible #NothingAboutUsWithoutUs