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  • 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

  • MLK, Civil Rights & Denying a Kidney Transplant

    By Michelle K. Wolf

    January 14, 2012 | 10:47 pm

    Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.
    ~Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.


    As I was thinking about how exactly to make a connection between Martin Luther King Jr. and disabilities/special needs, along came a blog post from Ellen Seidman over at Love That Max, quoting... read on

  • For your consideration

    By Michelle K. Wolf

    January 8, 2012 | 2:17 am

    With the entertainment awards season now in full swing, I challenge the motion picture industry to show us a signficantly developementally disabled teen or older adult who is not just getting by, but thriving with friends, a job, and more.  The Los Angeles-based screenwriters... read on

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  • Quirky Wishes for 2012

    By Michelle K. Wolf

    December 28, 2011 | 9:36 pm

    1. Parents who watch any Disney/Pixar DVD more than 100 times will be automatically entered into a special million dollar lottery

    2. Scientists will conclusively discover that if parents consume enough dark chocolate, their children’s behavior will dramatically improve

    3. Any... read on

  • Miracles, Big and Small

    By Michelle K. Wolf

    December 21, 2011 | 12:53 am

    The four letters on our non-Israeli dreidels spell out it clearly: A Great Miracle Happened There.

    Depending on your interpretation, the miracle is about the unexpected come-from-behind military victory of the Maccabees over the Syrian Greeks, or the Temple’s skimpy supply of oil... read on

  • Warrior Parents Indeed

    By Michelle K. Wolf

    December 15, 2011 | 11:37 pm

    If you have ever been deeply involved in an issue or event that gets intensive media coverage, it is easy to find mistakes in what is ultimately reported in the press.  As a journalism major in college, we were warned that no matter how many people we interviewed, no matter how much... read on

  • After The Angel

    By Michelle K. Wolf

    December 8, 2011 | 3:57 pm

    As Jews, we are told to take the Torah and “turn it and turn it again.” This can result in the proverbial, “2 Jews and 3 arguments” experience, but can also provide a whole new perspective on an old text.

    For example, I recently learned that Jewish tradition teaches us that Jacob,... read on

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