Hosted by Sheenagh Morrison, in collaboration with Self Advocates for a Brighter Future, and the South Island Community Council, on December 3rd, International Day of Persons with Disabilities. The United Nations observes this day in order to promote a global understanding of issues that affect persons with diversabilities, and to mobilize support for the dignity, rights and well-being of persons with diversabilities.
Millions of people worldwide have invisible disabilities. Like their peers with visible disabilities, they often face stigma and discrimination as well as abuse that occurs in a range of settings including institutions, prisons, hospitals and homes. People with invisible disabilities are also at risk of exclusion from mainstream activities, education, the workforce and social activities. The goal of this “Not All Disabilities Are Visible” Round Table is to bring awareness to those whose diversabilities are invisible, and to identify best practices to including people with invisible disabilities in society.
- Sheenagh Morrison, Self Advocate Lead
- Inspector Brett Fryer, Community Engagement Division, Saanich Police Department
- Doug Nutting, Executive Director, Recreation Integration Victoria
- And more!
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