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  • Life Away from Special Needs Land

    By Michelle K. Wolf

    March 27, 2012 | 12:04 am

    I spent the last few days on the east coast, hanging out with my daughter who is a college student at NYU and watching her perform in an off-off Broadway production of Shakespeare’s The Tempest in which she plays the role of Caliban the slave/monster. Both of the flights back and... read on

  • 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 of the Jewish community, whether for physical/mental illness, sexual orientation, poverty or... 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

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  • 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

  • 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

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