Christina Irene will discuss invisible disabilities at 3 and 5 p.m. March 20 at Suites on Main North theater. Irene, formerly a comedian, travels internationally to share her story and bring awareness to the topic.
"Many times when people think of disabilities, they think they should be able to see external signs," said Amy Salsgiver, director of social equity at Clarion University. "The invisible disabilities event is intended to bring awareness to disabilities that might otherwise not be acknowledged. Three out of four disabilities are invisible."
Salsgiver said invisible disabilities, like any disability, can impact a person's daily life. Program sponsors are the Presidential Commission on Disabilities, the Office of Social Equity and the Office of Disability Support Services.
Both presentations are free and open to the public.