It’s A Great Blessing To Give Hope: An Interview with Lee Steel

Filed Under (Acceptance) by Estee on 10-09-2010

I don’t often put other interviews on my blog but this one was special to me. I remember meeting Lee when Adam was first diagnosed (before the age of two) and her empathetic demeanor towards us for which I am truly grateful. I was a lot more stubborn in those days in terms of not letting people predict what kind of future Adam would have, and I still believe that strength carried us this far, for what it’s worth. Also, I’m a big fan of the facility here in Toronto now named Holland-Bloorview. It has offered wonderful programs and support to my son, Adam.

Enjoy this interview in Bloom with Lee Steel: It’s a Great Blessing To Give Hope.


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I’m a PhD candidate at York University, Critical Disability Studies, with a multi-disciplinary background in the arts as a curator and writer. I am the Founder of The Autism Acceptance Project (, and an enamoured mother of my only son who lives with the autism label. I like to write about our journey, critical issues regarding autism in the area of human rights, law, and social justice, as well as reflexive practices in (auto)ethnographic writing about autism.