Help create new book on ‘hidden’ disabilities

Posted 24/12/2018

Reading Central Library is seeking people to take part in a workshop on ‘invisible disabilities’ in early February 2019.

The library is working with an arts charity called Root Experience to get feedback on the first draft of a book called ‘Hidden Stories’. Over 90% of people who relate to having a disability don’t have any visible symptoms, which often leads to misunderstanding, judgement and isolation. These could be conditions such as anxiety, autism, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) and myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME).

Root Experience has been funded by ITV’s People’s Project to make the free, illustrative book which will be distributed for free with the aim of increasing awareness and empathy in communities.

If you know someone living with an invisible disability (a friend, family member or colleague) you are invited to give your feedback to the first draft at a workshop in the Central Library on Tuesday 5 February 2019, 5pm – 7pm. Spaces are limited so sign up qucikly – for more information or to attend the session please email: or go to:


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