Jewish Journal

A Guidebook for the Land of Autism

By Michelle K. Wolf

November 24, 2012 | 9:36 pm

As a society, we’ve grown more tolerant of people from different races, sizes and abilities, but we are truly able to accept people whose communicative ability far outstrips their outward... read on

  • It’s Hard to Run to a Bomb Shelter When You Are in a Wheelchair

    By Michelle K. Wolf

    November 16, 2012 | 5:30 pm

    Earlier this week, I was thinking about what I wanted to blog about this weekend and there were so many good topics to pick from.

    There was our son, Danny, with significant disabilities, celebrating his almost-18th birthday at Fairfax High School and loving all the attention and... read on

  • A Sad Ending

    By Michelle K. Wolf

    November 11, 2012 | 12:19 am

    It was surreal to be in the hospital room at LAC+USC talking with the hospital staff about what to expect in the days ahead in hospice care for our long-time babysitter and housekeeper, Maria Jeritza Sagastume, who was sleeping on her side, an IV in her bruised and swollen arms. At... read on

  • The Power of Social Media to Help Disabled/Frail Elderly after Sandy

    By Michelle K. Wolf

    November 4, 2012 | 1:04 am

    “Still alive in day 5 of no power here in Lower Manhn, battery drain for every breath. Social media organizng svd mylife” – Tweet from Nick Dupree, artist, creator of “Dust Bunnies in Space”, disability advocate and living on a ventilator since 1994
    (Note, his electricity finally... read on