FASD Awareness Month
Not all disabilities are visible – some are not immediately obvious. They include FASD, autism, chronic pain, and learning difficulties as well as mental health conditions, mobility, speech impairments, and sensory loss such as speech, sight loss, hearing loss, or deafness. Although you may not be able to see these invisible impairments and conditions, they’re still there.
People living with these often face barriers in their daily lives including a lack of understanding and negative attitudes. So some choose to wear the Sunflower lanyard to discreetly identify that they may need support, help, or just a little more time in shops, transport, or public spaces.
The National Orgnaisation for FASD are excited to announce that we have worked with Hidden Disabilities and now have our very own FASD lanyards and cards available for you to purchase via our website for £4.00 each – FASD Lanyards – National FASD
Hidden Disabilities say that “wearing the Sunflower discreetly indicates to people around the wearer including staff, colleagues and health professionals that they need additional support, help or a little more time.
Since the Sunflower was established in the UK in 2016, it has been adopted globally by organisations to support both their colleagues and customers.
The Sunflower is now recognised across a broad range of sectors – ranging from retail, financial services, transport including over 130 airports, travel and tourism as well as over 450 universities, schools and colleges, all of the UK railway network, theme parks, supermarkets, leisure facilities, healthcare, financial services, emergency services, theatres and over 350 charities.”