Join us for “Making Our Invisible Disabilities Visible” during Invisible Disabilities Week which runs October 18-24, 2020.
Action CIND and Fibromyalgia London Group are co-hosting a 3 part Zoom event on the afternoons of Oct 19th, 21st and 24th. Special guests will cover a range of topics for invisible illnesses Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME), Fibromyalgia (FM), Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) and Multiple Chemical Sensitivity/Environmental Sensitivities (MCS/ES).
We plan to record each day and there will be time for Q&A after each key speaker.
The Part 2 event will be held on Wed Oct 21st from 1:00 – 4:30pm. The detailed schedule is:
1:00pm - WELCOME: Purpose of Event, Ground Rules (10m)
1:10pm - GETTING CENTRED: Meditation Exercise with Kelly Renaud (10m)
1:20pm - STRETCHING ACTIVITY: All Abilities Tai Chi with Susan Katz (30m) [Standing or Seated]
1:50pm - PERSPECTIVES with Peer Q&A: Caring for Someone with An Invisible Disability (30m). Our guests will be Rhonda Gilby, London (primary caregiver for 2 adult daughters, 38 & 32 diagnosed with FM) and Doug Pickett, Toronto (spouse has MCS, ME, FM)
2:20pm - IMPROVING HOW WE UNDERSTAND AND MANAGE CHRONIC PAIN IN CANADA (75min). Guest
Speaker: Dr. Norman Buckley, Scientific Director, Michael G. DeGroote Institute for Pain Research and Care, McMaster University
3:35pm - STRUGGLING TO BE SEEN AND BELIEVED: Tips & Tricks For Making LTD Claims For Invisible Conditions (45m) with Courtney Mulqueen, Lawyer, MK Disability Lawyers, Ontario
4:20pm - WRAP UP: Relaxation Breathing Exercise with Terry Lynn Clarkin (10m)
We ask that you please let others know about this event.