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  • Special needs resources

    February 7, 2008 | 7:00 pm

    Video 'trailer' from The Miracle Project
    Special-Needs ResourcesHaMercaz, a project of Jewish Family Service and The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles, offers a central resource for Jewish families raising a special-needs child, connecting parents to support groups, programs...
  • Special needs program puts spotlight on the siblings

    By Nancy Sokoler Steiner

    November 15, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    Barbara Azrialy spent much of her childhood in Cincinnati pretending to be an only child. In fact, she had two brothers, one five years older and the other three years younger. Both brothers were mentally retarded.

    "Nobody talked about it back then," said Azrialy, 62, now a special...

  • Agencies Join to Aid Special-Needs Kids

    By Marc Ballon

    December 15, 2005 | 7:00 pm

    Sally Weber never felt so alone.

    Nearly three decades ago, she learned her daughter had a severe language disorder that hindered her development. Besides dealing with the shock of having a child with special needs, Weber found little solace in the local Jewish community that had...