Talking About “Fake Disability”

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In this amazing video, listen to Annie Elainey talk about invisible illnesses and how misleading it can all be.

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“You are here to find out what are those clues you should be looking for when trying to figure out if someone is disabled or not. Well, I’m here to tell you… you can’t. In case you missed it, you cannot tell if a person is disabled just by looking at them.”

“So maybe you’ve seen someone parking in a handicap spot and then walking right into a space or maybe you’ve seen a wheelchair user move their legs or get up from their chair, maybe you’ve seen a cane or a walker user take a few steps without it, maybe you’ve seen younger, prettier, even larger people using power scooters at the market or at theme parks? In case you missed it, NONE of those things imply that someone is “faking” a disability.”

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