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IDA's Vision is a world where people living with illness, pain and disability will be INVISIBLE NO MORE (sm).
IDA's Mission is to encourage, educate, and connect people and organizations touched by illness, pain and injury around the globe.
The Invisible Disabilities Association has solutions that help people living with illness, pain or disability and for their personal and professional caregivers. IDA provides resources, direction and community to help bring clarity, compassion and understanding into these relationships.
Reaching out to the caregivers of people whose lives are impacted by illness, pain and disability can sometimes be difficult. The often invisible nature of illness and pain and possible misdiagnosis or the lack of a diagnosis can lead to disbelief about the illness or pain by those surrounding the patient or loved one. This disbelief leads to misunderstandings, rejection
by friends, family, and heathcare providers. It may also lead to accusations of laziness, lying and faking an illness. In an effort to give voice that invisible illness, pain and disability are real, IDA provides a path for understanding. It provides online and offline education and literature. IDA educates, encourages and connects caregivers, coworkers, friends and family so that their loved ones and their issues are Invisible No More.
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