BLOOM ~ September ~ 2020 
It's time to include disability in the picture
Watch Holland Bloorview's new Dear Everybody video, and see how many ads and TV shows with disabled characters you
recognize. Look out for some musicians and athletes with a disability too!
Lori Palozzi helps 'kids with chronic pain get their lives back'
Over a 36-year career, this nurse practitioner has seen a transformation in how we treat children's pain. Now she works on our Get Up and Go service for youth with chronic pain.
New book is Alice Wong's take on the 'vastness' of disability culture
This year Time magazine named Alice Wong one of 16 people 'fighting for a more equal America.' Her new book is a collection of stories that reflect the diverse experience of disability.
A place of their own: Families help to launch children
Eight Oakville, Ont. families worked together to create homes for their adult children. 'I need to work on my own fear and let her grow,' one mother said.
COVID-19 makes return to school all the harder
Canadian and American surveys suggest the pandemic makes back to school more difficult for families of children with disabilities.
I absolutely love the BLOOM blog. I really find so much connection with what you guys are putting out. It can be a lonely journey for our family.
John Cooper,
Winterville, Georgia

See Holland Bloorview's Events listing and click on the month for more details.

OCT. 31
This three-hour virtual workshop is the first in a series designed to help parents enhance their communication skills by highlighting their family's strengths and resources. Get ready for fun activities, conversations and group work. Click here to register.
9 a.m. to 12 noon
Holland Bloorview, 150 Kilgour Rd.
Sesame Street reassures kids who are afraid of masks
This video addresses muppet Julia's concern that masks will bother her ears and tickle her nose. Practising with her bunny Fluffster goes a long way to easing her fears.
Sickboy is a candid look at life with illness
This podcast is a refreshing, funny and frank podcast about life with a variety of illnesses. Host Jeremie Saunders (centre), who has cystic fibrosis, leads the interviews with two of his friends.
Three men with one wearing mask and hospital gown
Lanier's 'abiding love for Fiona is clear throughout, and it's heartening to watch her learn to reject the idea that disability is deficit... A book of pluck, spirit, and great emotion with an appealing perspective on the value of each human life.'
Kirkus Reviews
'Golem Girl is luminous; a profound portrait of the artist as a young and mature woman; an unflinching social history of disability over the last six decades; and a hymn to life, love, family, and spirit.
David Mitchell, author of Cloud Atlas
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