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By Louise Kinross

Click here for November's BLOOM e-letter.

Here are some quotes to draw you into the content:

-From a parent whose baby was losing strength: ‘I knew something neurological was happening, but doctors told me Beau was a big, lazy boy and I was doing too much for him, and that's why he was losing skills.’ (See Mental Health)

-From a family leader, staff member and co-chair of the transition steering committee: ‘I could see how amazing some of the new resources and supports that we invented are, and I wanted to spread and share them as widely as possible to help as many families as possible.’ (See Evidence To Care)

-From a veteran Holland Bloorview psychologist: ‘I help some parents understand that university may seem like the be-all or end-all, but for some kids that's not the path, and that's totally okay. There are other ways to be meaningful members of society.’ (See Staff Stories).

Don’t forget to check out our stats related to disability and food insecurity, and two new kids’ books—one featuring a girl in a wheelchair and the other a boy who uses a prosthetic leg.

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