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  • Connie and Harvey Lapin: Two-person army for their son

    By Julie Gruenbaum Fax

    January 3, 2013 | 10:49 am

    Just try asking Connie and Harvey Lapin to recap 44 years as parent activists in the world of autism. In hyperactive tag-team, the couple bursts forth with stories and ideas, only to interrupt themselves and one another with still more anecdotes, ideas and accomplishments.

    In the...

  • Letters to the Editor

    February 24, 2005 | 7:00 pm

     

    Alterman Hurt

    It is quite painful for a proud, practicing pro-Zionist Jew, who was bar mitzvahed, educated in Israel, lights candles on Shabbat, attends shul regularly, contributes to The Forward and educates his own child into the religious tradition, to be accused publicly of...

  • Orthodox Parents Create Special-Needs Camp

    By Gaby Wenig

    January 6, 2005 | 7:00 pm

     

    When the Los Angeles Unified School District broke for the recent winter vacation, a group of nine 10-year-old boys gathered in the Jewish Educational Movement in Beverly Hills for a mid-winter camp called, Kol Hanearim ("all the children"). The public school students were...

  • ADD, ADHD—Life in the Fast Lane

    By Wendy Mogel

    June 19, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    School is out and Ashley is breathless, begging to go to Disneyland. "Leora has ADD so she gets a special pass that allows her to skip all the lines," she says. "And she can bring her friends and they can skip all the lines, too!"

    A call to the Happiest Place on Earth confirms it....

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