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Louise

California
BLOOM is the #1 source for practical information on parenting kids with disabilities. We combine parent voices and the best professional advice from Bloorview Kids Rehab and beyond. BLOOM promotes the concept that every child blooms in his or her own unique way. My name is Louise and I have four... Full Bio
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Wanted: friends by Louise Posted in: Blog Posts in Physical & Mental Disabilities By Nathalie Wendling I think having friends is the most important thing in life. No matter how bad my day is going, having a friend around seems to make ... Read on »
For some parents, the 'empty nest' is a fiction by Louise Posted in: Blog Posts in Physical & Mental Disabilities By Ijeoma Ross Unexpectedly we have found ourselves in the midst of a transformation. It’s not our transformation, but one that is taking place around us. Many pa ... Read on »
Former client helps youth gain independence by Louise Posted in: Blog Posts in Physical & Mental Disabilities By Louise KinrossGabriella Carafa is a social worker in our LIFEspan program with a long history at Holland Bloorview. Since she was a preschooler she's been a client in ... Read on »
BLOOM media roundup by Louise Posted in: Blog Posts in Physical & Mental Disabilities Happy Monday! Looking for a read that will make you think? Check out the disability and parenting stories we've collected recently. Let us know if we missed a good o ... Read on »
'You get the one you're supposed to' by Louise Posted in: Blog Posts in Physical & Mental Disabilities By Kari Wagner-Peck When my husband Ward and I started dating I was 42 years old and he was 29. Yeah, I have a trophy husband. We eventually wanted a child. We ... Read on »
Is newborn euthanasia an answer to parent pain? by Louise Posted in: Blog Posts in Physical & Mental Disabilities By Louise Kinross I was surprised to see this headline on a CBC The Current story yesterday: Newborns should have the right to die, ethicist says. Can newborns assert ... Read on »
'You go to places you never thought you could' by Louise Posted in: Blog Posts in Physical & Mental Disabilities By Louise Kinross   Life with children with disabilities and chronic health problems is complicated. It can be traumatic and a source of heartache. But it can also ... Read on »
Finding your voice by Louise Posted in: Blog Posts in Physical & Mental Disabilities Anna Rendell presented a workshop called Me to We on the power of parents finding their voice on social media at the Ontario Association of Children’s Rehabilitative Ser ... Read on »
A mother's dream for inclusive, arts-based housing takes shape by Louise Posted in: Blog Posts in Physical & Mental Disabilities By Louise Kinross A community garden and farmer’s market, arts programs, yoga and a café are part of a Toronto housing community Skye Gross (above left) envisions wil ... Read on »
After the fall by Louise Posted in: Blog Posts in Physical & Mental Disabilities By Louise Kinross Today is International Day of Persons with Disabilities . We're marking the occasion with an interview with Pia Pearce, mom to Kevin Pearce ( ... Read on »
Coming up: Interview with Pia Pearce by Louise Posted in: Blog Posts in Physical & Mental Disabilities Next Wednesday is International Day of Persons with Disabilities . We're marking the occasion with an interview with Pia Pearce, mom to Kevin Pearce (above), an Amer ... Read on »
Sexual violence against our kids: Why isn't it on everyone's radar? by Louise Posted in: Blog Posts in Physical & Mental Disabilities By Louise Kinross Yesterday I was outraged to read this story about the case of a 9-year-old California girl with an intellectual disability who was sexually assault ... Read on »
Why is it so hard? by Louise Posted in: Blog Posts in Physical & Mental Disabilities By Louise Kinross "Let me get this straight," my chiropractor said. "You've had this pain in your neck and shoulders for 28 years, ... Read on »
'I do feel sad sometimes, but Kate isn't' by Louise Posted in: Blog Posts in Physical & Mental Disabilities Last week I shared a new comment written on our most popular post The Invisible Mom by Sue Robins. The Invisible Mom is about how mothers of kids with disabilities ... Read on »
'Who is teacher?' by Louise Posted in: Blog Posts in Physical & Mental Disabilities I just read this exquisite piece by Kari Wagner-Peck, above with son Thorin, 8. Thorin attended Grade 1 at public school last year in Portland, Me. Kari is a fabulous wr ... Read on »
Left out by Louise Posted in: Blog Posts in Physical & Mental Disabilities I want to share a comment written last week on our most popular post. The Invisible Mom , written by Sue Robins, has had almost 22,000 views and generated 80 commen ... Read on »
Community Living looks beyond adult 'group homes' by Louise Posted in: Blog Posts in Physical & Mental Disabilities By Louise Kinross Several years ago Chris Beesley wrote a BLOOM piece about how raising his son Mitchell, who has Fragile X and autism, had changed his life and ca ... Read on »
Wanted: Your ideas on how to make services better by Louise Posted in: Blog Posts in Physical & Mental Disabilities Ontario youth with disabilities and chronic health needs have a unique opportunity to tell government what they need to live a full, satisfying life and how children’s s ... Read on »