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Effective Nov. 1, 2023, clients and families, visitors, vendors and staff are required to wear a mask while moving throughout the hospital, including while in elevators, in spaces where clients receive care or participate in research. A medical grade mask will be available upon entry.


Samantha Alfaro

Samantha is a Research Assistant in the SPARK Lab.  She joined the lab in March 2021. She holds a degree in English and Media Studies. In her work with the SPARK LAB, she has updated the SPARK Lab webpages on the Holland Bloorview website. Samantha is providing a youth lived experience perspective for the Virtual Care Project as well as supported the Supporting successful use of communication systems in school: An evaluation of educators’ use of the Functional Impact of Augmentative and Alternative Communication–Educator Measure in the classroom study.  In her spare time, she enjoys reading.

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