Jewish Journal

  • The Lulav Parade

    By Michelle K. Wolf

    October 17, 2011 | 1:18 am

    The current harvest holiday of Sukkot is a perfect match for persons with special needs – the many physical and concrete symbols of the holiday are tangible, and multi-sensory, plus there’s some fun Hebrew songs. Compared to teaching the “why” of Yom Kippur, especially, for... read on

  • The Hot Potato Game Stops: Gov. Brown Signs Autism Law

    By Michelle K. Wolf

    October 9, 2011 | 4:59 pm

    Some prayers were answered today when California Governor Jerry Brown signed SB 946, the autism health insurance mandate reform bill, into law today, awful close to the bill-signing deadline of midnight tonight. The Governor signed the bill with some reservations, pointing out in his... read on

  • For the Sin of Not Giving a Damn

    By Michelle K. Wolf

    October 4, 2011 | 5:29 pm

    During this period of repentance and self-reflection, I feel the need to confess that before our second child was diagnosed with developmental disabilities, I didn’t really give much thought to special needs. Not that I ever knowingly insulted or offended anyone with special needs... read on