BLOOM combines real family stories with the best expert advice, plus the latest news and opinion on disability.
People with disabilities die up to 20 years earlier than those without due to avoidable and unjust factors, according to a global report from the World Health Organization.
'I was not simply Jason's brother and often his caretaker. Jason was my best friend and the joy of being able to have him in my life is completely irreplaceable.'
'Because I'm an electric wheelchair user, my high school gave me the option to dial out of gym, where they do general sex education.'
'When families here talk about the terror they feel when they see their child seizing, I can go back to that moment when I first saw my mother seizing and thought she was dying.'
Read our latest stories, with links to mainstream disability news and shout-outs to people making the world more inclusive.
'She’s just a bundle of energy. She's the biggest go-getter I've ever met in my life.'
'It sounds good, but even with the change we’re still talking about people being at bare poverty level.'
"Parenting as disabled people demands we let go of the 'standard' or 'right' way to do something; instead, it's about being creative and flexible."
A new book tells the story of how a man helped his brother with Down syndrome recover from depression caused by pandemic isolation.
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