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  • What’s next : Dancing chickens and Re-commitments

    By Michelle K. Wolf

    May 20, 2012 | 12:13 pm

    As our son edges closer to the age of 18, and we begin to look down at the steep cliff of adulthood that awaits us after high school, it gets pretty scary. Peering down into a canyon of peaks and crevices from high above, it is very hard to picture the exact path we will travel.

    ... read on
  • Why the Proposed CA Cuts Suck

    By Michelle K. Wolf

    May 15, 2012 | 10:59 am

    As certain as the grey, cloudy days of June are coming to us in Los Angeles, so too are the additional cuts proposed by Gov. Brown yesterday as part of the “May Revise” budget, which takes place annually one month after tax day. This time, the gap is $16 billion, a huge, abstract... read on

  • What Mom Has Missed

    By Michelle K. Wolf

    May 10, 2012 | 10:26 am

    This is my sixth Mother’s Day without my Mom, Sheila Krotinger, and as much as I miss her terribly, I often think about all that she has missed.  A lifelong, ardent Democrat and strong supporter of gender equality, she missed casting a vote for Hilliary Clinton for President four... read on

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  • The Meaning of Life, Love and Spring Fever

    By Michelle K. Wolf

    May 3, 2012 | 11:21 pm

    For the past few days, I’ve been noticing symptoms of spring fever almost everywhere.

    On Wednesday, I coordinated the first meeting of a Family Advisory Council for a new project at Bet Tzedek Legal Services targeting older adults with developmental disabilities and their family... read on

  • Independence, Re-defined

    By Michelle K. Wolf

    April 27, 2012 | 12:10 am

    Dictionary.com states that the word “independence” can be defined as “freedom from the control, influence, support, aid, or the like, of others.”

    As a parent of a 17 year-old with significant developmental disabilities, the word “independent” feels very elusive. With... read on

  • Sunny Days

    By Michelle K. Wolf

    April 20, 2012 | 3:17 pm

    Imagine spending your days as an aging adult in a beautiful camp-like environment with tall trees, flowers and bushes, nestled in the mountains. There are farm animals, a swimming pool and a wide variety of art and skill classes and opportunities to time with peers. Sounds like... read on

  • Why is this Seder Different than every seder?

    By Michelle K. Wolf

    April 12, 2012 | 7:27 pm

    Last night, we attended a “third” seder hosted by the Vista Inspire Program at Vista del Mar for families who have children with special needs. Even though most of the child and teen participants of the Nes Gadol religious education program had attended seders on Friday and Saturday... read on

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