Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Program

Designed to inspire young minds with imaginative play and encourage skill building, Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital has partnered with FIRST® Robotics Canada to construct a unique, inclusive, and interactive program to introduce children and youth with disabilities to technology and robotics.

The program will open new opportunities for kids to engage in a ground-breaking robotic LEGO experience. Through the program, children and youth will develop and refine decision making and socialization skills, all while making friends. The program is led by Holland Bloorview staff, Holland Bloorview’s research institute’s engineers, and FIRST Robotics Canada staff in a group environment with individualized support available.

Read more about the program from Julia Hanigsberg, President and CEO of Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital.

Listed below are the programs for children with disabilities who are aged 6-14 and are interested in science, technology, engineering and/or math (STEM). Participants must be interested and able to safely and successfully participate in a structured 2-hour large group program. Participants must have already identified a way of accessing a computer and/or their speech generating device. No experience required.

  • Girls in STEM  – Ages 6-14
  • Junior Program – Ages 6-10
  • Intermediate Program – Ages 10-14

Click lick here to get for more information on 2019-2020 upcoming program applications, dates and times.

HB FIRST Program