BLOOM combines real family stories with the best expert advice, plus the latest news and opinion on disability.
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
The monthly BLOOM e-letter contains our latest stories, with links to mainstream disability news and shout-outs to people making the world more inclusive. Check out new books and events for the whole
'Caregiver' can be a loaded word for parents of kids with disabilities. The new book The Unexpected Journey of Caring explores why.
Keisha Goberdhan is a youth facilitator in Holland Bloorview's neuromotor clinic. She uses her own experience growing up with a disability to support teens who are getting ready for the adult world.
A U.S. news story this week paints a disturbing picture of home nurses who miss shifts and make medication and other errors while caring for children with complex medical needs. A Holland Bloorview
When a child suffers a brain injury through trauma or illness, his or her siblings can be shattered. SibKit is a new 50-page booklet designed at Holland Bloorview to give them help and hope.
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