‘I open up a world for kids to be able to participate in’ ~ Special needs disability parenting BLOOM – Parents Article

By Louise KinrossI have a strong image of Laurel Robinson (standing above), a speech-language pathologist at Holland Bloorview. Laurel is always racing up the path to the hospital, or back down to the parking lot, pulling a cart on wheels behind her. The cart is packed with alphabet boards, picture displays, photos and technology she uses to create a way for children who don’t speak to communicate. Laurel, who is usually on the road driving to client’s homes or schools,…

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Off-duty officer kills non-verbal man, injures parents in Costco ~ Special needs disability parenting BLOOM – Parents Article

By Louise KinrossThis is a horrifying story for all of us in the disability community who love someone who doesn’t speak, and may not be able to comply with police orders in conventional ways. On Friday night, Kenneth French, 32 (in photo above right, with his parents), was shot and killed by an off-duty police officer in a California Costco store. The officer also shot and critically injured French’s parents, who were grocery shopping with him. Police, speaking to reporters…

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Friday bonus watch ~ Special needs disability parenting BLOOM – Parents Article

Friday bonus watch ~ Special needs disability parenting BLOOM Friday bonus watch This short film about living with a dad who has cerebral palsy, uses a wheelchair, and communicates with a pointer and letterboard, is now available on YouTube. My Dad Matthew is seen through the eyes of Elijah, who was then 14, and considers his father… This is only a snippet of a Parents Article written by BLOOM – Parenting Kids With Disabilities Read Full Parenting Article

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