BLOOM combines real family stories with the best expert advice, plus the latest news and opinion on disability.
Pharmacist Danielle Paes is happiest on Holland Bloorview's inpatient units, working with children, families and clinicians to assess our patients' medication needs during rehab.
Eight families worked together to create homes for their adult children with disabilities. 'I need to work on my own fear and let her grow,' one mother said.
Families look for ways to have fun while spending more time at home.
The monthly BLOOM e-letter contains our latest stories, with links to mainstream disability news and shout-outs to people making the world more inclusive. Check out new books too.
Watch our new Dear Everybody video and see how many ads and TV shows with characters with disabilities you recognize. Look out for musicians, athletes and actors with a disability too!
Canadian and American surveys suggest the pandemic makes back to school harder for families with children with disabilities.
High on a mountain, Dara McAnulty gleans 'ever smell, sound, flutter, flicker, until it takes up all the space in my head.' Then he puts it on paper, so we can experience it.
Marilyn Ballantyne has moved from providing bedside care to critically ill newborns to creating the clinical environments that support exceptional inpatient rehab at Holland Bloorview.
Je'Niya Hamblett used her love of dance to help regain her mobility when she was hospitalized at Holland Bloorview following a bike accident.
'Parent organizations exert a lot of power when we're talking about disability policy. Parents need to start sharing some of the power.'
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