Invisible Disabilities

Some disabilities that are often unseen are:

  • Chronic pain
  • Deafness
  • Aspergers
  • Diabetes
  • High Blood Pressure
  • Head injuries
  • Mental illness
  • Chronic Fatigue
  • Epilepsy
  • Learning disability
  • Lyme Disease
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Thoracic Outlet Syndrome
  • Cancer
  • Non-cancerous tumours
  • Arthritis
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease

For a more extensive list, see the Invisible Disabilities: List & Information (.pdf) from the UMatter at UMass initiative at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.  New


  • National Scoliosis Foundation (NSF) is a patient-led nonprofit organization dedicated since 1976 to helping children, parents, adults, and health-care providers to understand the complexities of spinal deformities such as scoliosis.
  • Scoliosis Diagnosis from the Mayo Clinic  New
  • Resources on the Web provided by the National Scoliosis Foundation (NSF)
  • Johns Hopkins Medicine: Scoliosis  Updated
  • Scoliosis & Spine Center of Maryland the Towson Orthopaedic Associates' Scoliosis and Spine Center of the University of Maryland St. Joseph Medical Center, is the Mid-Atlantic's leading center of excellence for the care and treatment of disorders of the spine and neck.  Updated
  • Scoliosis Research Society is a non-profit, professional organization, made up of physicians and allied health personnel. Our primary focus is on providing continuing medical education for health care professionals and on funding/supporting research in spinal deformities. Founded in 1966, the SRS has gained recognition as one of the world's premier spine societies. Strict membership criteria ensure that the individual Fellows support that commitment. The purpose of the Scoliosis Research Society (SRS) is to foster the optimal care of all patients with spinal deformities.