BLOOM combines real family stories with the best expert advice, plus the latest news and opinion on disability.
Barbara Fishbein Germon, a social worker with Holland Bloorview's child development program, talks about how parents can help their kids manage fears they may have about COVID-19.
Camp Jened, a 1960s camp for disabled teens in upstate New York, spawned activists who would lead historic protests and sit-ins for disability rights in the 1970s.
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 and events.
COVID-19 focus should be building intensive-care capacity, not 'who comes first' lists, ethicist says
Pandemic plans exclude people with certain disabilities from being triaged for a ventilator. COVID-19 efforts need to focus on creative ways to build our supply of ventilators and other intensive-care
Jacob Trossman goes to high school and loves being out and about in Toronto. But the supports that allow him to live at home are thin. In this video, his family talks about that bind.
Looking for stuff to do with your kids during the coronavirus school shutdowns? BLOOM parents share ideas and resources.
A Holland Bloorview client had a passport photo rejected because his wheelchair headrest was visible. We look at how Canada singles out disabled people with onerous passport photo requirements.
'If you’ve got a personal problem, or a challenge in your organization, or you want to change the world, seek advice from the disability world,' says Al Etmanski, author of a new book called The Power
Mazen Almaoui has been a paramedic, a computer engineer, and a business consultant. Now he applies his business skills to improve the quality of services we offer at Holland Bloorview.
Amy and Clara discuss the emotional impact of mistrust and racism generated by the coronavirus.
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