One mother talks about the gap between when her son is seen as "normal", and when he's seen as "not normal." She's talking about his invisible disability - a disability which at first glance isn't readily apparent, and includes intellectual impairments such as autism and other disorders.
Given the misperceptions and mistaken judgments people with invisible disabilities frequently encounter, a new film looks at ways their families address such problems and how they work with communities to address safety. Invisible disabilities can be a safety issue when police don't know what they're dealing with.
We talk with members of a panel who will be discussing invisible disabilities after a screening of the 20 minute movie Friday at 7 p.m. at the Salt Lake City Library.