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Teachers with invisible disabilities

Bluebelle56Bluebelle56 Member Posts: 4 Listener
edited September 2020 in Disabled people
Is there anyone here that has an invisible disability that is a chronic pain and fatigue disorder who also teaches?
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  • chiariedschiarieds Community champion Posts: 6,337 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @Bluebelle56 - I just wanted to welcome you to this great community. Hopefully if anyone has these problems & is a teacher, they will get in touch with you. :)
  • Bluebelle56Bluebelle56 Member Posts: 4 Listener
    Thank you ☺️
  • steve51steve51 Community champion Posts: 7,175 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @Bluebelle56

    Good Morning & Welcome it’s great to meet you today.

    I am one of the Community Champion’s here at Scope.

    Please come back to me if you experience any problems.

    @steve51


  • Ross_ScopeRoss_Scope Community Team Posts: 2,036 Pioneering
    Hello @Bluebelle56 and welcome to the community :) 

    How are you? 

    Hopefully some of our users will get back to you on this.
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  • Tori_ScopeTori_Scope Community Team Posts: 2,780 Disability Gamechanger
    edited September 2020
    Hi @Bluebelle56! Welcome to the community, I'm glad you've found us :)
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  • janer1967janer1967 Community champion Posts: 6,279 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi and welcome to the community glad you havw joined us. I cant think off the top of my head anyone who is a teacher and with similar disabilities .

    But hope you find some I know they are about 
  • Cher_ScopeCher_Scope Community Team Posts: 2,472 Disability Gamechanger
    edited September 2020
    Hello @bluebell56 and welcome to our online community.

    I also don't know any teachers with non-visible impairments but would be interested to know if any of our members are  :)

    Out of interest, are the school management team supporting you and any needs you have?  I found this TES article: How teachers with chronic illnesses should be supported that could be an interesting read for you.

    Good luck with the return back to school and let us know how you get on.
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  • Bluebelle56Bluebelle56 Member Posts: 4 Listener
    Thank you I will have a read. Prior to the COVID issues I had access to work come and assess me and everything was put in place so that I could successfully carry out my role. But they’ve changed the way we do things to prevent the spread of the virus. This means that I am now in a very challenging situation which has led to me having to go off sick. They haven’t thought about my needs as a disabled member of staff and I’ve had to fight for what little they’ve put in place so far. It’s just exhausting. I was wondering if anyone was in the same or similar circumstances as me to see if anyone had any ideas for how to deal with it.
  • Cher_ScopeCher_Scope Community Team Posts: 2,472 Disability Gamechanger
    edited September 2020
    @Bluebelle56 I'm sorry you haven't received support for your needs, that must have been really trying.

    There is a group called Chronically Academic on Facebook and Twitter where disabled educators discuss related issues which might be worth having a look at if you are on social media?  

    Let us know how you get on.


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  • Bluebelle56Bluebelle56 Member Posts: 4 Listener
    Thank you I will take a look!
  • Chloe_ScopeChloe_Scope Scope Posts: 10,680 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @Bluebelle56 and welcome to the community! Just wanted to check in to see how things are going. :)
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