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Panel talks of hidden disabilities

This past Thursday, The Invisible Disability Discussion panel, consisting of four students, related the problems and virtues coming with disabilities that cannot be observed by others.

“Hopefully people will learn how to think about disabilities differently after this panel,” said Dr. Adam Meyer, director of the Disability Resource Center.

“I think it is much more difficult to discuss an invisible disability,” he added. “As soon as someone with a wheelchair comes into a room they are effectively telling you their disability.”

The panel consisted of freshman Marlee McGinnis, who is diagnosed with epilepsy; Joan Stauffer, a therapy major with ADHD; Jess Robinson, who suffers from chronic pain and Mike Strasko, who admitted in the beginning he was anxious about the panel due to his anxiety and OCD.

via The Eastern Echo.

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