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  • Stare a Little Harder

    By Michelle K. Wolf

    July 12, 2013 | 12:06 am

    We can’t help but notice when someone looks different -- if they are very tall, or very short, or missing a limb for example. It is probably very primal, built into human nature as a protective strategy to separate out friend from foe. But if you are the object of that stare, it is... read on

  • Shirts to Drool Over (Updated)

    By Michelle K. Wolf

    June 30, 2013 | 2:05 pm

    It's one of those topics not discussed much away from parent support groups and the doctor's office, but lots of kids and adults with cerebral palsy (CP) drool due to low muscle tone. The younger kids wear bibs or bandanas but as kids get older, it's embrassing for them to have to... read on

  • Equal Protection for Workers with Disabilities

    By Michelle K. Wolf

    June 28, 2013 | 7:12 pm

    With the landmark US Supreme Court case rulings this week to end discrimination of gay couples, we are reminded once again of the power wielded by the “equal protection of the laws” clause of 14th amendment of the US Constitution.

    One group that is lacking these “equal... read on

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  • Not Thinking

    By Michelle K. Wolf

    June 21, 2013 | 6:37 pm

    The saying that “a picture tells a thousand words” has never been more true than with the recent online criticism of a 2nd grade class photo from British Columbia in which a student who uses a wheelchair was photographed sitting off to the side, with a visible gap dividing him from... read on

  • A Place At the Table

    By Michelle K. Wolf

    June 14, 2013 | 5:24 pm

    Do you remember that feeling when you finally graduated from the “kid’s table” to the “grown up” table? At large family gatherings, the kid’s table was invariably a smaller, more flimsy table, shoved into some corner, or at the very far end of the main table, far enough away that... read on

  • School’s Out for Summer – Now What?

    By Michelle K. Wolf

    June 6, 2013 | 11:40 pm

    No more pencils
    No more books
    No more teacher's dirty looks

    --Alice Cooper

    I can’t really believe that tomorrow is the last day of school. Tonight, I ran out at the last minute to buy gift cards for our son’s special education teacher, 1:1 aide and a few other classroom aides... read on

  • Adversity, Avocados and AA

    By Michelle K. Wolf

    May 23, 2013 | 10:12 pm

    God grant me the serenity
    To accept the things I cannot change;
    Courage to change the things I can;
    And wisdom to know the difference

    --Serenity Prayer, Dr. Reinhold Niebuhr

    It all started with a promise of some cake for our son, Danny.

    At the invitation of a new friend... read on

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