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  • Disabled Parking, Andrew Bynum and a teachable moment

    By Michelle K. Wolf

    July 20, 2011 | 1:14 pm

    A small news item on LA Observed caught my attention this morning:
    “Lakers Center Andrew Bynum was videotaped parking his BMW across two marked disabled spots at the Bristol Farms store in Westchester. Joel Grover of KNBC has posted stills from the video, which the stations says was... read on

  • Put down the Medicaid Political Football

    By Michelle K. Wolf

    July 13, 2011 | 11:47 pm

    Since Danny is still at Camp Ramah, I’ve had a little more time to read my email inbox, and it is buzzing about all the proposed Federal cuts to Medicaid, (called Medi-Cal in our state) and how those cuts would impact families taking care of a child or adult with developmental... read on

  • 26 Nights Off

    By Michelle K. Wolf

    July 7, 2011 | 9:13 pm

    For the past two weeks, our household has been strangely different – no puzzle pieces or Lego toys strewn around on the floor and poking up from the sofa, no strains of the “Macarena” and “Theme from Rango” can be heard coming from the Ipod, and the only movies playing on... read on

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  • Tracy Morgan and Attention-Getting Behavior

    By Michelle K. Wolf

    June 30, 2011 | 12:47 am

    As a parent of a child with special needs, we have been warned by many behavioral experts about not giving into “attention getting behavior
    such as when Danny takes off his seat belt in the car or purposely spills an ice-cold drink at the table. The typical parental reaction,... read on

  • A Friend Indeed

    By Michelle K. Wolf

    June 23, 2011 | 11:39 pm

    Support for families raising a child with special needs can take many forms.

    When Danny was around 3 years old and we realized that his “developmental delays” weren’t temporary, we began to more actively seek out help and advice. A family we had known for years with a... read on

  • Special Dads

    By Michelle K. Wolf

    June 16, 2011 | 11:48 pm

    Last night I attended the “Father of the Year” 2011 Awards dinner at the Beverly Hills Hotel which benefited the American Diabetes Association, and was deeply moved by the videos, tributes and speeches of the three honorees. One of the honorees was Dr. Kevin B. Kaiserman, a... read on

  • The nightmares of reality

    By Michelle K. Wolf

    June 10, 2011 | 12:21 am

    I don’t spend much time worrying about vampires, mutant aliens or even earthquakes (okay maybe a little) but the fear monster that lurks in the back of my head is: will someone else ever be able to take care of our teenage son Danny with multiple disabilities as well as we do?

    ... read on

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