BLOOM combines real family stories with the best expert advice, plus the latest news and opinion on disability.
Minnesota's Star Tribune won national awards for a 2015 investigative series into how the state consigns adults with disabilities to sheltered workshops and remote group homes. We interview one of the
Parents of kids with chronic conditions have poorer mental health, review finds; 'We need to embed help into the team'
Parents of children with chronic conditions are 75 per cent more likely to have depression, and 40 per cent more likely to have anxiety, than parents of children without a chronic condition, a new
Dr. Alysha Ladha works with children who are hospitalized at Holland Bloorview after acquiring disabilities through trauma or illness.
An innovative program at Holland Bloorview brings youth with disabilities and local musicians together to jam and prepare for a rock concert.
Lindsay Burdis came to Holland Bloorview after her toddler Blake suffered a brain injury. A yoga class for parents helps her cope with the unfamiliar, and overwhelming, world of rehab.
In 2016, the Mills family adopted a six-year-old girl with spina bifida and kidney disease from China. This past September, they brought home a young Chinese teen with the same conditions. We talked
Brendan Prince had surgeries on his spine throughout childhood. Now as a child life specialist at Holland Bloorview, he helps kids cope with hospital life.
Clinicians call for safe work-hour limits for parents caring for children with high medical needs at home
In a new JAMA Network article, clinicians say that parents who care for children with high medical needs at home need limits set on their work hours to protect their child's safety and their own
A new help line for caregivers, including parents of children with disabilities, was launched by the Ontario Caregiver Organization last week. We interview Amy Coupal, CEO of the Ontario Caregiver
As a freshman, Billy Price was paralyzed after falling out of a third-story window. In 2015 he co-founded Seattle-based BILLY Footwear, a line of stylish shoes that can be completely opened up with a
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