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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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They are us by Louise Posted in: Blog Posts in Physical & Mental Disabilities Last year I heard Dr. Paul Browde speak about  how marginalized people are often reduced to one story, one stereotype, one dimension. ... Read on »
Where everybody knows your name by Louise Posted in: Blog Posts in Physical & Mental Disabilities By Louise Kinross Ben's done an amazing co-op program at Variety Village  this year. He works at the club two to three days a week ... Read on »
'Why do you love Jacob more than us?' by Louise Posted in: Blog Posts in Physical & Mental Disabilities The answer, quite simply, is that I don’t love him more than you. And I don’t love you more than him. I love all of you the same. I just have to show it differently. ... Read on »
Chronic pain on campus: 'It's a silent, daily battle' by Louise Posted in: Blog Posts in Physical & Mental Disabilities By Louise Kinross Judy Sookehan Woo is a part-time student studying sociology, linguistics and women’s studies at a university in Western Canada. Judy has fibromyalg ... Read on »
Parents at centre of online training to bring Zoey Faith home by Louise Posted in: Blog Posts in Physical & Mental Disabilities Home.It’s Thunder Bay, and it’s where Amanda Mintenko has always wanted to care for her 15-month-old daughter Zoey Faith—along with brother Liam, 2, and Dad Mathew. B ... Read on »
'I loved my grief because that was my brother' by Louise Posted in: Blog Posts in Physical & Mental Disabilities By Louise Kinross Family Life by Akhil Sharma is a semi-autobiographical novel about a family’s journey to two new worlds ... Read on »
'Disability was home:' From big sister to anthropologist by Louise Posted in: Blog Posts in Physical & Mental Disabilities By Liz Lewis There's an old adage among anthropologists that you have to spend time in another culture to truly understand your own. As an undergraduate rese ... Read on »
What does IQ have to do with happiness? by Louise Posted in: Blog Posts in Physical & Mental Disabilities By Louise Kinross  I’m a little stumped. I read this piece called Genetic screening to enhance IQ should be embraced  in The Conversation. In it, an ethicist argu ... Read on »
The father of invention by Louise Posted in: Blog Posts in Physical & Mental Disabilities By Louise Kinross Eric Sherman’s son Cole loves to swim. But he has cochlear implants and needs to wear expensive waterproof processors attached to a headpiece with co ... Read on »
Ontario, MaRS pose citizen-centred housing challenge by Louise Posted in: Blog Posts in Physical & Mental Disabilities By Louise Kinross Two years ago we had the assessment necessary for getting an adult with an intellectual disability onto the list for c ... Read on »
Anne Geddes finds a new focus: 'deceptive strength' by Louise Posted in: Blog Posts in Physical & Mental Disabilities By Louise Kinross Today is World Meningitis Day and Australian photographer Anne Geddes (right) is launching an e-book of photos of children from around the world wh ... Read on »
Two solitudes by Louise Posted in: Blog Posts in Physical & Mental Disabilities By Louise Kinross In the last couple of days I've seen parents argue for two radically different visions of how to educate children with ... Read on »
Why are disabled teens more likely to be alone? by Louise Posted in: Blog Posts in Physical & Mental Disabilities By Louise Kinross Life skills staff at Holland Bloorview presented their early findings from a review of 56 studies on friendship ... Read on »
I am warrior mom: Hear me cry and roar by Louise Posted in: Blog Posts in Physical & Mental Disabilities By D. Christine Brown  It was the morning of my son Lucas’s 10th EEG since his acute brain inflammation in September 2011 and subsequent autism diagnosis. It was cold ... Read on »
Disabled artists get a new platform for their work by Louise Posted in: Blog Posts in Physical & Mental Disabilities By Megan Jones Open the closet door in Liz Powers' Boston-area apartment, and you’ll come across a trove of artworks: a painting of a woman by the seaside, her soft ... Read on »
A parent's search for acceptance by Louise Posted in: Blog Posts in Physical & Mental Disabilities By Louise Kinross Perhaps it’s the nature of Twitter’s brevity, but I see a disturbing trend in people tweeting simplisti ... Read on »
Taking steps, together, with 'Upsee' by Louise Posted in: Blog Posts in Physical & Mental Disabilities By Kara Melissa Sharp When I first heard about the Upsee , I ... Read on »
Walgreen proves the business case for hiring 'disabled' staff by Louise Posted in: Blog Posts in Physical & Mental Disabilities In 2006 Randy Lewis changed the way Walgreen Co. does business. As senior vice-president of supply chain and logistics for the U.S. drug store chain, Lewis oversaw ... Read on »
'Dr. Darcy' unites research and frontline care by Louise Posted in: Blog Posts in Physical & Mental Disabilities Dr. Darcy Fehlings is a senior clinician-scientist who heads Holland Bloorview’s child development program and Universit ... Read on »