Jewish Journal

A Very Special Marriage

By Michelle K. Wolf

July 1, 2014 | 7:33 pm

“And the Lord God said, ‘It is not good that the man should be alone’…”
---Genesis 2:18

There’s a long tradition of June weddings but last weekend there was an extra-special marriage... read on

  • Special Needs Summer Reading with My Friends

    By Michelle K. Wolf

    June 22, 2014 | 10:11 pm

    It’s officially summer with long, light days to catch up on some reading. My favorite hobby since I was a child has always been reading and as a parent of a teen with special needs, I find that reading is the one of the few hobbies that works for me: books are portable, I can do it... read on

  • Yachad Brings Us Together at First West Coast Shabbaton

    By Michelle K. Wolf

    June 15, 2014 | 10:47 pm

    Hope is like peace. It is not a gift from God. It is a gift only we can give one another.
    --Elie Wiesel

    When a child is first diagnosed with some type of developmental disability as an infant or very young child, the whole family finds itself in smack in what I call “Special... read on

  • Pooled Special Needs Trust: Leveraging the Power of Community

    By Michelle K. Wolf

    June 6, 2014 | 4:47 pm

    It’s not unusual for parents of children with special needs to lose sleep worrying about what will happen to their child when the parents aren’t around. How can they ensure that their adult child will be safe and happy? Will their adult child have the support and resources they... read on

  • Let’s Not Blame Autism for Isla Vista Rampage

    By Michelle K. Wolf

    May 30, 2014 | 3:51 pm

    In the wake of the Isla Vista tragedy, there were initial multiple media reports that the killer, Elliot Rodger, had been diagnosed with a high-functioning form of autism, called Asperger’s, in which the main symptom is significant trouble with social situations.  Although other,... read on

  • New York, New York: Not Such a Wonderful Town for People with Disabilities

    By Michelle K. Wolf

    May 22, 2014 | 6:28 pm

    We just spent three great days in New York City celebrating our daughter’s graduation from NYU, which included a ceremony in Radio City, an outdoor grad fair in Washington Square Park and the huge full-university pageant in the new Yankee Stadium. 

    With our teenage son, Danny... read on

  • How LA Kings Head Coach Sutter Scores

    By Michelle K. Wolf

    May 14, 2014 | 11:15 pm

    I’m not much of a hockey fan, but I’ve found a good reason to cheer on the Los Angeles Kings in their pursuit of the Stanley Cup –an inspiring Dad, Darryl Sutter, who also happens to be the Head Coach of the team.

    The third child born to LA Kings Head Coach Darryl Sutter and his... read on

  • Hope, Resilience and Thor

    By Michelle K. Wolf

    May 4, 2014 | 12:26 am

    Can resilience be taught? As a parent of a teen with significant developmental disabilities, I don’t feel like I have much of a choice but to be resilient, but it turns out the answer is yes, according to Dr. Andrew Shatte, the keynote speaker at The Help Group’s Advance LA... read on

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