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  • Don’t Dump on #IcebucketChallenge

    By Michelle K. Wolf

    August 26, 2014 | 11:41 pm

    As someone who is a consultant, volunteer, donor and recipient in the world of non-profits, I am thrilled to witness the incredible, and unplanned success of the Ice Bucket Challenge in raising new dollars for the ALS Association (ALSA) in its mission to end ALS, a devastating and... read on

  • Imagine Yourself in a Wheelchair

    By Michelle K. Wolf

    August 17, 2014 | 9:51 pm

    There is a very high probability that sometime soon, you or a loved one in your family will need to use a wheelchair to get around, either temporary or permanently.  Right now, researchers estimate that about 2.2 million Americans use a wheelchair for mobility and that number is... read on

  • Retirement and Reality

    By Michelle K. Wolf

    August 4, 2014 | 10:20 pm

    During our vacation in Alaska, my husband and I keep meeting older couples who are retired, and seem to spend most of their time driving around the country in an RV, going way for weeks, even months from home. They share their adventures and travels with a laugh, saying how much... read on

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  • Time Off

    By Michelle K. Wolf

    July 24, 2014 | 11:37 pm

    In Season 2 of “Orange is the New Black”, the central character, Piper returns to the federal jail after obtaining a 48-hour furlough to visit her dying grandmother. When she returns to prison, she remarks on the strange ways of the world outside of jail:
    “You know what was so... read on

  • Red Alerts and People with Disabilities

    By Michelle K. Wolf

    July 11, 2014 | 10:11 am

    Imagine that you are the parent of a child with cerebral palsy who can’t walk, or is highly impacted by autism and hates any changes to his/her usual routine, and an air raid siren goes off. You only have 15-90 seconds to get the both of you to safety. How do you keep calm enough... read on

  • A Very Special Marriage

    By Michelle K. Wolf

    July 1, 2014 | 7:33 pm

    “And the Lord God said, ‘It is not good that the man should be alone’…”
    ---Genesis 2:18

    There’s a long tradition of June weddings but last weekend there was an extra-special marriage of two Jewish 20-something adults very much in love.  In the photos, we see a beautiful bride in... read on

  • Special Needs Summer Reading with My Friends

    By Michelle K. Wolf

    June 22, 2014 | 10:11 pm

    It’s officially summer with long, light days to catch up on some reading. My favorite hobby since I was a child has always been reading and as a parent of a teen with special needs, I find that reading is the one of the few hobbies that works for me: books are portable, I can do it... read on

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