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Stigma and Non-Disclosure

By Michelle K. Wolf

March 16, 2012 | 12:15 am

Which comes first, the decision to disclose sensitive personal information, or the fear of stigma that may result from disclosure? This is a question of many people who feel at the margins... read on

  • BBG + Mom Power = A Very Special Trip to Israel

    By Michelle K. Wolf

    March 9, 2012 | 7:08 pm

    If you want to make things happen in Autism-land in Los Angeles (and by extension other developmental disabilities), the best go-to person is my longtime friend Judy Mark, the Governmental Relations Chair for Autism Society of Los Angeles. We met each other many years ago in high... read on

  • Turning the Corner

    By Michelle K. Wolf

    March 4, 2012 | 11:37 pm

    Almost every Friday, I look forward to taking my son Danny who has cerebral palsy (CP) to a neighborhood pool for his weekly swim lesson. Our swim instructor, Susan, has the patience of Job, and regularly performs aquatic miracles, teaching everyone from crying babies to water-phobic... read on

  • LimmudLA and Moving into Center Stage

    By Michelle K. Wolf

    February 24, 2012 | 7:18 pm

    For many years, I’ve been on the sidelines of LimmudLA, hearing about it from friends and colleagues but not sure how it would go with a child who has developmental disabilities

    Last Sunday, Danny and I spent the day at LimmudLA (which is held in Costa Mesa) and finally got the... read on

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  • A Month, A Year and Hugo

    By Michelle K. Wolf

    February 19, 2012 | 1:54 am

    I’m coming up on the first anniversary of this blog on March 1st, when I first posted “An Unplanned Journey” with the encouragement of Rob Eshman and support from the technical wizards of JewishJournal.com. Life is easier when someone else builds the template.

    When I first started... read on

  • Romance and Disabilities

    By Michelle K. Wolf

    February 12, 2012 | 12:11 am

    With chocolate hearts and annoying radio ads for pajama-grams (can’t think of a worse present) vying for our attention this week, it’s easy to forget about what love is really all about, and that all of us humans have a strong drive to find love, even when we might least expect... read on

  • Inclusion and the IDF

    By Michelle K. Wolf

    February 2, 2012 | 11:58 pm

    As we celebrate Jewish Disability Awareness Month this February and collectively acknowledge the value of including children and adults with disabilities in all spheres of Jewish life, we can draw much inspiration by the story of Elad Gevandschnaider from Beersheva.

    Like most... read on

  • Rep. Giffords, Health Insurance and Inclusion

    By Michelle K. Wolf

    January 22, 2012 | 11:13 pm

    Like many of you, I have been closely following Rep. Gabby Giffords’ step-by-step recovery from a bullet to her head as part of a horrific assassination attempt last year. Watching the recent video in which she announced her resignation from Congress was a reminder of how far she... read on

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