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Visible vs. Invisible Disabilities: More Than Meets the Eye

Visible vs. Invisible Disabilities: More Than Meets the Eye

Did you know that disabilities can be invisible? What we mean by that is that someone can have a disability that does not appear disabled to the naked eye. There are disabilities that do not present themselves in a physical form. Many times, people with invisible disabilities are viewed as “strange” or “off” to others, but in fact they are dealing with a disability that makes them act the way that we do. Part of understanding the difference between the two is learning about what is considered a visible disability and what invisible disabilities there are. Read below to learn the difference between the two!

Developmental disabilities are not always visible and easy to notice, sometimes they are not apparent or obvious to the naked eye. Visible disabilities can be noticed to an individual with their naked eye and by just looking at the person. They may have facial features that show they have a disability, they may have involuntary shaking through out their body or they may not be physically able to move as the average individual does. Common examples of visible disabilities are:

  • Autism
  • Down Syndrome
  • Fetal Alcohol Syndrome
  • Tourette Syndrome
  • Amputations
  • Paralysis
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Muscular Dystrophy (MD)
  • Multiple Sclerosis (MS)

 

 

Invisible disabilities have side effects that may affect the way the individual thinks, hears, speaks or interacts with others. It can be challenging to know when someone has an invisible disability, as most of these people may be dismissed by their peers and society as ‘odd’ or ‘off’. These invisible disabilities may include:

  • ADD
  • ADHD
  • Anxiety
  • Bipolar
  • Depression
  • OCD
  • Asperger’s
  • Diabetes
  • Other Chronic Illnesses

 

It is important to understand that developmental disabilities do not have to be obvious and evident. There are differences between the two types of developmental disabilities: their treatments from doctors may differ, their daily routines may vary and the way they are treated by society may differ as well. Commonly, people are more accepting of individuals that have visible disabilities, as they can clearly see that they have a debilitation that hinders the way they interact with others. However, individuals that have invisible developmental disabilities may suffer from bullying and being misunderstood because to the naked eye, they may seem as though they do not have a disability. It is important to note that you should never assume someone does or does not have a disability, as it can be imperceptible and indistinguishable. Remember to be patient, treat others with kindness and to stand up for others when they may need your help. Just because the disability is not evident does not mean it does not exist. Be kind to everyone!

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Reviewer: Patricia
Patricia 2020-09-18 via Google
I like working for 24hr home care because they allow me to have a flexible schedule and I can take advantage of how far away from home I'd like to travel for work.
Reviewer: Liliana D
Liliana D 2020-09-18 via Google
Improving getting better and better really listen to our voice send us a recognition letter congratulating us as frontline workers, send us a little gift for our performance, send us an gift certificate from amazon for school supplies pack of $30 dollars for our children looking forward for more improvements feels good to be recognize as a great frontline worker helps us get more motivated afterall thats going on. Ive never got anything or a congratulations from them ever its the first time in the 3 years ive work with them and today they call me to say happy bday i feel special. Thank you 24hr homecare
Reviewer: Tatyana
Tatyana 2020-09-18 via Google
Pros: It’s nice working here. With this agency, you have a very flexible schedule. There are a lot of 4-5 hour shifts, although they do offer overnight shifts as well from 8 hours, maybe 12. You can qualify for employee benefits after 1 year of working here. They have “emergency rate” wages as well, these are last minute shifts that can raise from $1-5 an hour; if they hired you at $14hr and they give you an (e-rate) emergency rate then it’ll probably be from $15, $16, $17+ depending on the case. Traveling is required and they did have a virtual interview with me. They have employees working 24 hours if you decide to call them. They use the CC-Go app to clock in and clock out. They also give you a link to a corporate perks website that will give you discounts on phones, plane tickets, hotels ect. Cons: Communication with the office/managers can be difficult at times because when you call, anyone/random person can answer. My personal recommendation as a company request for employee(s): Sending each caregiver a “care package” in a ziplock bag with gloves, masks, hand sanitizer, ect. in case a facility or client doesn’t have the supplies needed. Having these “care packages” would help the company prevent any further sicknesses when dealing with urination and bowel movements if anything were to happen.
Reviewer: Samantha
Samantha 2020-09-13 via Google
Highly recommend!
Reviewer: Samantha
Samantha 2020-09-13 via Google
Great, award-winning company!
Reviewer: Samantha
Samantha 2020-09-13 via Google
Great company! Highly recommend.
Reviewer: CAROL
CAROL 2020-08-01 via Google
I LOVE BEING ON CALL THRU THE WEEK MAKE MORE MONEY, WORK WHEN YOU WANT. LOVE LOVE LOVE 24 HR AND ALL THE STAFFERS THERE THE BEST.
Reviewer: Laura
Laura 2020-06-12 via Google
Our care givers are loving, friendly and devoted. They are family! Thank you for being here for us.
Reviewer: Richard
Richard 2020-06-09 via Google
Our Care-giver Mudrakat is a blessing for us, with a big heart, and a very professional approach and skills - she will go far...
Reviewer: Raul
Raul 2020-05-28 via Google
Great place to work for!

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