BLOOM combines real family stories with the best expert advice, plus the latest news and opinion on disability.
Diane Savage is a beloved senior leader at Holland Bloorview who is retiring in June.
'As a kid, I was kind of oblivious to what happened. But as I got older I became more insecure and tried to hide that my leg was missing.'
'It wasn't until the survivors wanted their own memorial sculpture in 2019 that there was any acknowledgement of the bigger story of neglect and abuse and harm.'
'The idea was to come together to identify and fill gaps and scale things that work across the country. So if you're a caregiver in Lethbridge or Iqaluit you can have resources that are appropriate.'
'We’re able to afford it, but for families in different financial situations, to not be able to try the oil for their child would be heartbreaking.'
'When you see a child experience something they haven't experienced before, or finding amusement or joy or curiosity, that makes it all worth it.'
'Nobody tells you how to be an adult, let alone an adult with a disability.'
In Same Here!, disability is presented as one part of diversity.
Almost one in three children with disabilities worldwide has experienced violence, according to a new study published in The Lancet Child and Adolescent Health.
'Disabled people need an income two to three times higher than non-disabled people to avoid food insecurity, because they're often paying for caregivers, assistive devices and special diets.'
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