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Ask Me about Invisible Disabilities

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Have you ever had any questions about what it's like for someone with disabilities to navigate the world we live in? How about those of us whose disabilities aren't always apparent? Ask me anything!

Here are some ideas for potential topics of questions you could ask:

* Physically getting around in public places (stores, malls, schools, workplaces, hiking, etc)
* Dealing with crowded places physically and/or emotionally and/or mentally
* Planning a day around when you need to take medication
* Planning a day around how much you can physically do
* Planning a day around how much you can mentally or emotionally do
* Using assistive devices (canes, wheelchairs, etc) when you don't "look sick"
* Using a service dog when you don't "look sick"
* How people react to us
* How you can help make our lives easier when you see us in public

And anything else you can think of! If it's too personal, I will let you know that I won't answer it but give you a chance to ask a different question.

Pricing is for one question and up to two follow-up questions/clarifications on the same subject.

Training & Qualifications


I have multiple disabilities, mostly invisible. I use a service dog to help me with these disabilities. I'm also friends with others who have different invisible disabilities, so I can answer general questions on those, as well!

Availability & Preferences


open & flexible

Trading Preference: I’m flexible, just hit me up!

Reviews of Adrian


Kalani received unit of Ask Me about Invisible Disabilities from Adrian
Sep 21, 2017
Adrian is great to work with! They are very informative and interesting to talk to. I'm so glad I was able to talk with them and learn more about invi...sible disability show more
Joey received session of Ask a Service Dog Handler/Trainer from Adrian
Apr 22, 2019
Adrian was very knowledgable and answered my questions in a timely manner. Very patient with me and treated each question like it was important, never... made me feel silly or dumb. 10/10show more
Myrabelle provided unit of Portrait drawing for Adrian
Feb 28, 2019
It was a pleasure to make an other deal with you!
Delaney provided visit of Pen pal for Adrian
Feb 19, 2019
Looking forward to being pen pals
Jason received Help with Visit a website (that's it) from Adrian
Feb 11, 2019
Very nice and a big help for me
Sumeet received Help with Who or what inspires you? from Adrian
Feb 09, 2019
Thanks for sharing!
Drew received session of Ask a Service Dog Handler/Trainer from Adrian
Feb 05, 2019
Appriciate the patience offered.
Joey provided unit of Own Your Purpose Email Prompts for Adrian
Feb 03, 2019
Adrian is awesome! Thank you,
Joey received package of Week of Meal Planning to YOUR Diet from Adrian
Jan 13, 2019
Adrian gave me some great recipes. Simple and well thought out. I look forward to having some new and interesting meals. Thank you!
Kim provided unit of The year ahead, New years tarot for Adrian
Jan 06, 2019
Working with Adrian is always a pleasure.


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One Card Tarot Reading
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Personalized Poetry
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Adrian's requests


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Dog Caricature
I currently have two dogs. One had a caricature drawn of him a couple years ago, while the other is a puppy now who is just starting to reach her adult size/shape. Now that she's old enough, I'd li...

As a person who depends on public services (like food stamps) to meet my basic needs, I find that I need to turn to alternate means for my fun and learning. Simbi is one way that I'm trying out!
Adrian is requesting
Advocate Phone Call to a Business
I’ve had an experience or two with businesses where I feel like they need to be contacted to the management/corporate level, but my disabilities make that really, really difficult. What I need you ...

As a person who depends on public services (like food stamps) to meet my basic needs, I find that I need to turn to alternate means for my fun and learning. Simbi is one way that I'm trying out!
Adrian is requesting
British Holiday Customs
For a thing that I’m writing, I need some help getting the holiday customs right. Yule/Christmas and New Year, please! I need to know typical foods, songs, religious activity (including pagan), dec...

As a person who depends on public services (like food stamps) to meet my basic needs, I find that I need to turn to alternate means for my fun and learning. Simbi is one way that I'm trying out!

About Adrian Schaefer

Hello! I'm Adrian, and the other cute face in my picture is my service dog in training Riley! She’s a German Rottweiler, 1.5 years when I write this (born May 5, 2017), and just the sweetest love you’...ll ever meet. I also have my first service dog living out his retirement with me. Winky is a 10 year old, 10 pound, devoted chiweenie (chihuahua dachshund mix). As you might guess from the service dogs, I live with a few disabilities. I don't always have the spoons for it, but I am passionate about disability advocacy, particularly people with invisible disabilities and children with disabilities. I'm also passionate about advocacy for people of color, economically disadvantaged people, trans and queer people, and service dogs and their handlers and trainers. I'm white, but I am trans, queer, disabled, a service dog handler, and not in great financial shape. I love to write! I do fiction and poetry as well as largely ignoring two nonfiction blogs I have, one for advocacy and one for food and recipes. I curate two instagram accounts: one is servicesibs for my dogs and the other fodmap.foodventure for me, my diet and mental health. My days are shaped by my dogs, writing, and cooking and eating. In between all of that, I love watching tv and playing Ticket to Ride and other board and card games. (Cards Against Humanity, Dominion, Magic: The Gathering, Seven Wonders, and many others!) Want to know more? Just ask! I'm pretty open & not shy about politely telling you if I'd rather not answer. show more

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Adrian Schaefer is looking for:
  • Fun & Quirky
  • Cheap & Easy
  • Gaming
  • Just for Fun
  • Pets
  • Pet Training
  • Gardening
  • Experiences
  • New Age