Jewish Journal

  • 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

  • Bravo to the Quiet Room at the Wallis

    By Michelle K. Wolf

    April 20, 2014 | 7:30 pm

    Thanks to a generous friend, my husband and I recently enjoyed an evening piano concert at the brand new Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts in Beverly Hills that opened in late 2013; it is a beautiful venue, built around re-purposing the historic post office with two... read on

  • Everyone has Special Needs at Passover

    By Michelle K. Wolf

    April 7, 2014 | 8:04 pm

    The Passover seder can be an anxiety-producing holiday for many parents of children and teens with special needs. Often there are family or friends present you haven’t seen for while, and they may not understand the accommodations your child needs to feel comfortable and fully... read on

  • If It’s Too Good To Be True…

    By Michelle K. Wolf

    March 26, 2014 | 11:24 pm

    A few months ago, my 91-year-old Dad called me up and said he received a letter announcing he had won a Jamaican lottery for $250,000, which was strange since he didn’t remember ever purchasing a lottery ticket. The letter asked him to send money over Western Union, to cover the... read on

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