So you may have heard me interview Annette Hines – Lawyer who specializes in families dealing with disabilities and founder of the Parenting Impossible podcast. We cross interview each other and she is a wonderful interviewer and has such knowledge in the field of legal with disabilities. We had a fun and exciting conversation so please join us now…
On this Throw Back Thurs we go back to 2017 and an interview with Wayne Connell the founder and CEO of Invisible Disabilities Association. Wayne tells the story of what he went through with his wife’s disability and why he started this association. Join us in this conversation now…
What can be done to help someone who is dealing with a disability? Maybe you or someone you know struggles with a disability. Many times family and friends have a hard time knowing what to do to help. Don’t just run away from this in this podcast I give some great tips on what you can do to help. Listen to it now.
Wayne Connell, the founder, president and CEO of the Invisible Disabilities® Association, established IDA twenty years ago in 1996 out of the desire to educate friends and family about his wife’s debilitating illness. Soon afterwards, people around the globe began sending emails sharing how IDA had changed their relationships with their loved ones.
He is co-author of the book, “But You LOOK Good, How to Encourage and Understand People Living with Illness and Pain.” Wayne’s background fueled his passion for helping people living with illness, pain and disability. His experience includes that of a professional, multitasking husband caregiver with an extensive background in management, media and technology. This man on a mission quickly launched IDA into a world-wide outreach for millions living with invisible disabilities.
Janet Singer is an advocate for OCD awareness, with the goal of spreading the word that obsessive-compulsive disorder, no matter how severe, is treatable. In 2008, her son Dan suffered from OCD so debilitating he could not even eat.
Janet is the author of Overcoming OCD: A Journey to Recovery (Rowman & Littlefield, January 2015) which recounts her family’s story. She writes regularly for PsychCentral and was a long-time contributor to Mentalhelp.net.
She has also been the keynote speaker at OCD and NAMI conferences. She started her own blog, ocdtalk, in 2010, and it currently reaches readers in 176 countries. She uses a pseudonym to protect her son’s privacy.