Clinical-care

Spiral Garden means freedom, creativity and time together ~ Special needs disability parenting BLOOM – Parents Article

By Louise KinrossThis summer is bittersweet for brothers Osmond (above right) and Edmond Shen (left). That’s because it’s the last one they’ll spend together in Spiral Garden. Osmond, who is 21, has been attending the artist-run camp in the ravine behind Holland Bloorview since he was five, and is graduating out of the program. Edmond, now nine, has been coming for four years. The camp brings children with and without disabilities together under a canopy of trees to tend an…

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What works in children’s rehab, and why, is researcher’s passion ~ Special needs disability parenting BLOOM – Parents Article

By Louise Kinross De-Lawrence Lamptey has a PhD in rehabilitation science and a master’s degree in clinical psychology. He has right-sided weakness related to cerebral palsy and grew up in Ghana. “When I was growing up I was less aware of my disabilities than I am now,” he says. “I was born with a disability, but I was never raised as a person with a disability.” De-Lawrence is a postdoctoral fellow doing research in inclusion and participation at Holland Bloorview…

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