Mon November 26, 2012
Invisible Disabilities Movie Brings Discussion to the Public on Access Utah
One mother talks about the gap between when her son is seen as "normal", and when he's seen as "not normal." She's talking about his invisible disability - a disability which at first glance isn't readily apparent, and includes intellectual impairments such as autism and other disorders.
Given the misperceptions and mistaken judgments people with invisible disabilities frequently encounter, a new film looks at ways their families address such problems and how they work with communities to address safety. Invisible disabilities can be a safety issue when police don't know what they're dealing with.
We talk with members of a panel who will be discussing invisible disabilities after a screening of the 20 minute movie Friday at 7 p.m. at the Salt Lake City Library.