How do I… explain hidden disabilities?

Many of the symptoms of aspergillosis are not visible and it can be frustrating trying to explain the condition to others. Here are some of our suggestions for explaining that you have an invisible illness.

You could try a badge (such as this one – pictured) to let others know that you have a hidden disability.

If you need help explaining aspergillosis and how it affects you, you can purchase a wallet card from the National Aspergillosis Centre, Wythenshawe Hospital. Designed with feedback from patients, the wallet card explains that aspergillosis is a hidden condition and has vital information on it, in case of an emergency.

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