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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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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 »
'Mom, why are people staring at us?' by Louise Posted in: Blog Posts in Physical & Mental Disabilities By Christina Herbers It was a chilly Saturday morning as I drank coffee and thought about a family activity that would be fun for both of our girls. I decided that w ... 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 in the last week. Let us know if we missed ... Read on »
Sadie at the salon by Louise Posted in: Blog Posts in Physical & Mental Disabilities By Emily Urquhart My three-year-old daughter, Sadie, was getting her hair cut at a new salon. This would be enough to set any parent on edge—the possibil ... Read on »
Sister story: Daniel makes me who I am by Louise Posted in: Blog Posts in Physical & Mental Disabilities By Anna Penner As the youngest child in our family, I grew up accepting my brother Daniel's differences as a given. I don’t remember Daniel ever being able to wa ... Read on »
Star-studded 'Serenade' benefits Beverley School families by Louise Posted in: Blog Posts in Physical & Mental Disabilities By Julie M. Green What does indie music have to do with children with special needs?  Toronto singer/songwriter Hayden Desser and his wife Christie Greyerbiehl worked ... Read on »
'There is something magical about this place' by Louise Posted in: Blog Posts in Physical & Mental Disabilities By Louise Kinross Stephen Dustan is a 23-year-old rehab services student doing a placement at Holland Bloorview. He works with life-skills coach Sarah Keenan, meetin ... Read on »
Two BLOOM folks come to town by Louise Posted in: Blog Posts in Physical & Mental Disabilities By Louise Kinross I met this amazing woman Helen Hoens (left) on Wednesday night. A year ago she stepped down as New Jersey State Supreme Court Justice, saying she d ... Read on »