BLOOM combines real family stories with the best expert advice, plus the latest news and opinion on disability.
'There's a strong medical model in the United States that says disability is bad and sad.'
Holland Bloorview therapeutic clown Helen Donnelly talks about living with incurable cancer.
Instead of a mirror, blind dancers rely on their ears, feet and a strong sense of their body in space
Every Monday, adults with vision loss from around the world join Krishna Washburn's online ballet class.
The Pot family was able to purchase Wheelblades for daughters Rachel and Janneke, and have them covered by Ontario's Special Services at Home funding.
“He said intubating her was a matter of risk versus quality of life. I was like ‘But she has quality of life.’ And he looked at me and goes, ‘Oh, she can walk? And talk?’”
The monthly BLOOM e-letter contains our latest stories, with links to mainstream disability news and shout-outs to people and groups making the world more inclusive. Check out new books too.
In 2008 this Ontario gymnast was on track to compete at the 2012 Olympics. A fall during a dismount left her paralyzed. She tells us what's happened since.
'The biggest take away from my life is that a kid who has a shorter and weaker leg is playing soccer and scoring goals. I tell other kids with disabilities to start by getting involved and doing
COVID-19 places extra challenges on parents of kids with disabilities. The Harmony program pairs parents with music therapy students who run sessions designed to relieve stress.
'It can cause a sense of "empathy fatigue," where you leave an appointment with a bit of distress because you feel like you haven't completed your task.'
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