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Just because a disability is not visible, does not mean that it is not there, and the Sunflower allows people to make it visible when they want it to be. Simply put, it is an easy tool for people who want to voluntarily share that they have a hidden disability. It can be used as a discreet signal to others that the wearer might appreciate additional patience or extra support in any setting of their own choosing. This is all that is required to indicate a disability as the wearer does not have to disclose what type of hidden disability they have.
How can you contribute?
The more awareness created about the Sunflower initiative globally, the more likely it is that a consistent level of support can be provided to those who choose to wear the Sunflower. As a result, more people will be able to go about their daily lives knowing that they have the support of the Sunflower scheme for extra care, understanding or time. Therefore, this partnership is not only to mark this one day, but A&A Audiology will continuously support and create awareness about what the Sunflower symbolizes.
What are non-visible disabilities?
Non-visible disabilities can be of different varieties such as temporary, situational, or permanent. They can be neurological, cognitive, and neurodevelopmental as well as physical, visual, auditory and include sensory and processing difficulties. Furthermore, they can also be respiratory as well as chronic health conditions such as arthritis and diabetes, chronic pain, and sleep disorders. Please, click here to discover the many hidden disabilities that some people may have.