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Definition:

bluebullet.gif (326 bytes) What are invisible disabilities?

Types of invisible disabilities:

bluebullet.gif (326 bytes) Learning Disabilities

bluebullet.gif (326 bytes) Attention Deficit (Hyperactivity) Disorder

bluebullet.gif (326 bytes) Mental Illness

bluebullet.gif (326 bytes) Asperger's Syndrome

bluebullet.gif (326 bytes) Mild Brain Injuries

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bluebullet.gif (326 bytes) Tourette's Syndrome


Definition:  What are invisible disabilities?

Simply put, invisible disabilities are hidden neurological conditions that present significant challenges to learning, interacting with others, regulating mood and thinking patterns and to otherwise experiencing a  fulfilling lifestyle.

Types of Invisible Disabilities

bluebullet.gif (326 bytes) Learning Disabilities

People with learning disabilities generally have average to above average intelligence with large discrepancies between their abilities and specific areas of difficulty. The affects of learning disabilities may be mild, moderate or severe. "Learning disability" is a generic term encompassing a wide range of learning and/or social difficulties. Such difficulties may include one or more of the following areas:

bluebullet.gif (326 bytes) Attention Deficit  (Hyperactivity) Disorder

Attention Deficit Disorder is a biologically based condition causing a persistent pattern of difficulties resulting in one or more of the the following behaviors:

bluebullet.gif (326 bytes) Mental Illness

People with mental illness have a biological condition affecting the way they think, feel and/or perceive the world around them.

bluebullet.gif (326 bytes) Asperger's Syndrome

A mild form of autism characterized by impairment in social interaction, development of restricted and repetitive patterns of behavior, interests, and activities. These characteristics adversely affect social and occupational functioning.

bluebullet.gif (326 bytes) Mild Brain Injuries

Mild Brain injury is damage done to the brain, which may result in impaired cognitive abilities and/or physical functioning.

bluebullet.gif (326 bytes) Epilepsy

Epilepsy is a disorder in which nerve cells of the brain from time to time release abnormal electrical impulses. These cause a temporary malfunction of the other nerve cells of the brain, resulting in alteration of, or complete loss of consciousness.

bluebullet.gif (326 bytes) Tourette's Syndrome

Tourette's Syndrome (TS) is a neurological or neuro-chemical disorder characterized by tics involuntary, rapid, sudden movements or vocalizations that occur repeatedly in the same way.