Presenters: Cindy Edwards, M.A., ACC, BBC and Annie Montemayor, M.A.


“You don’t look disabled.” “You look fine.” Invisible disabilities sometimes, or always, limit daily activities, range from mild to severe, and vary from person to person. Because of this, people with invisible disabilities can feel stigmatized because of the health issues they have, but also because they “don’t look disabled.” Drawing on research and experience, the presenters offer a look at the need to raise awareness around invisible disabilities and their impact on equity in career development and the workplace. This presentation will cover four main categories of invisible disabilities (mental health, autism spectrum, physical health, learning disability), behavior cues associated with common invisible disabilities, how to better serve clients by asking the coaching questions that serve them best, learning when and how to refer, and understanding and providing information on disclosure rights and options.

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