The Department for Transport recently announced that the Blue Badge Scheme will change. New criteria will mean people who have hidden disabilities that make it hard to travel safely will be eligible for a Blue Badge. This will help people with disabilities like autism and learning disabilities and people with mental health conditions.
When you have a hidden disability you are working against people’s ignorance. If people can’t see a disability then they don’t think it’s there, or they don’t believe the severity of your disability is what you say it is.
I have cerebral palsy and learning difficulties. I think that if I lined up 10 people, 9 out of 10 wouldn’t see my disability or wouldn’t believe it.