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  • A Presidential Shout Out to Parents of Children with Disabilities

    By Michelle K. Wolf

    January 23, 2013 | 11:57 pm

    Sitting in our hotel room in Sedona, AZ, we turned on the TV about three-quarters way through President Obama’s inaugural address. Washington DC looked all dressed up but cold and windy while we were soaking up an exceptionally nice day. So while we heard President Obama mention... read on

  • Join the Coalition to Stop the Proposed Ban on Shared Housing

    By Michelle K. Wolf

    January 18, 2013 | 3:59 pm

    Whenever something horrific happens, there is a natural temptation for elected officials to react by passing a new law, even if it may have unintended consequences.

    In reaction to a Dec. 2 shooting of four people at a Northridge home being used as a boarding house, LA City... read on

  • Opening up more overnight Jewish camps for campers with special needs

    By Michelle K. Wolf

    January 12, 2013 | 11:24 pm

    As part of the conservatorship process for our now 18-year-old son with multiple developmental disabilities, we had a meeting recently with staff from the state-funded Lanterman Regional Center to determine what legal rights we as parents should retain now that Danny is no longer a... read on

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  • Opening up more overnight Jewish camps for campers with special needs

    By Michelle K. Wolf

    January 12, 2013 | 11:10 pm

    As part of the conservatorship process for our now 18-year-old son with multiple developmental disabilities, we had a meeting recently with staff from the state-funded Lanterman Regional Center to determine what legal rights we as parents should retain now that Danny is no longer a... read on

  • The Danger of Denial

    By Michelle K. Wolf

    January 3, 2013 | 11:52 pm

    “Denial is the refusal to acknowledge the existence or severity of unpleasant external realities or internal thoughts and feelings.”
    --Encyclopedia of Mental Disorders

    "Denial ain't just a river in Egypt"--Mark Twain

    For parents of children with special needs, denial can be a... read on

  • Compassion may be in our bones

    By Michelle K. Wolf

    December 27, 2012 | 12:12 am

    Were all pre-modern humans brutish and nasty? Were the ill and disabled dispatched to their fate in the wilderness for the “greater good’? I shuddered when I first read that in ancient Sparta, the high priest inspected every newborn and if the child had a disability of any kind,... read on

  • Stopping Asperger’s from Becoming Another Victim in the CT Massacre

    By Michelle K. Wolf

    December 16, 2012 | 1:14 am

    I first heard about the Connecticut school tragedy from the TV stations at the gym, and felt like someone had punched me in the stomach. I wanted to hear more about what had happened but couldn't stand to keep listening as the terrible details begin to emerge.

    In my mind, I could... read on

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