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  • ROSIES employees have ‘diverse abilities’ and are ready to work

    By Evan Henerson

    April 4, 2016 | 12:31 pm

    Bags of potato chips have been hung on hooks, sodas are on ice, the tip jar is at the ready. Customer satisfaction surveys are in place, and there’s a beanbag-toss game on the sidewalk — an added touch designed to get patrons to linger and get acquainted. 

    It’s Wednesday morning,...

  • Gimme Shelter

    By Michelle K. Wolf

    April 9, 2015 | 5:43 pm

    Scott Krieger is a man on a mission: to increase housing options for Jewish adults with intellectual/developmental disabilities (I/DD) and other special needs.

    As the father of a 26-year-old daughter with disabilities, he knows firsthand the need to increase housing alternatives...

  • Special Needs Round Up:  Seinfeld, Inclusive Mommy &Me and Jobs for Adults with DD

    By Michelle K. Wolf

    November 18, 2014 | 4:17 pm

    Comedian Jerry Seinfeld recently said in an NBC interview with Brian Williams that while watching a play that had a character with autism, he found himself relating to some of the common traits of that developmental disability such as “When people talk to me and they use...

  • Finding Support

    By Wendy J. Madnick

    September 9, 1999 | 8:00 pm

    On a Wednesday night, about a dozen parents of children with developmental disabilities gather at Sinai Temple, a Conservative synagogue on the Westside. They meet to knock down barriers and dispel myths, to offer a shoulder to cry on and good advice on working the system of state...