When I was growing up and going to the movies almost every weekend, I rarely saw a character with any type of disability or life-threatening disease featured in a film, unless it was a three-hankie movie like “Love Story,” in which the female lead, Ali MacGraw, seemed to get more...
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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...
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All of the annoying flower and candy ads remind us that Valentine’s Day is “just around the corner”, but there’s another holiday of the heart this month. February is also Jewish Disability Awareness Month and there’s lots happening, locally in Los Angeles and across the nation. Now...
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May 8, 2008 | 6:00 pmCarol Kirsch relished her demanding position as a sales trainer for Kaiser Permanente in Oakland. But a couple of years ago, a good friend told Kirsch she just wasn't performing up to par. She was missing deadlines. And she'd forget meetings, so co-workers would have to come fetch...
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Until recently, significant recovery from the physical and mental losses inflicted by a stroke was thought to be limited to a matter of months following injury to the brain, using conventional physical and occupational therapy. Now patients supplementing this with novel treatments,...
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T he Fonz was the ultimate of cool on "Happy Days," but in real life Henry Winkler struggled through school. Winkler and his parents -- who called him stupid and lazy -- didn't know that he was dyslexic until he was diagnosed at age 30.
Winkler, 57, is now taking those frustrating...
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Filmmaker Ira Wohl
Two decades ago, filmmaker Ira Wohl sat at the Passover table andthought about his cousin, Philly. For his first 50 years, thedevelopmentally disabled Philly had lived at home with his parents inQueens, never venturing into the world. Wohl now wondered how...
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