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  • 10 rules for parents of special-education kids

    By Michelle K. Wolf

    October 20, 2014 | 12:55 pm

    If your child receives special-education services at a public school, you may feel that you have been sent back to class yourself, with strange abbreviations and a whole new set of contradictory rules and regulations to master. But there is a way out of the initial fog of...
  • Special needs programs should strive for the ‘high-hanging fruit’

    By Michelle K. Wolf

    December 20, 2013 | 9:46 am

    Whenever a group of staffers, volunteers and funders get together in the nonprofit or governmental sectors to create a new social services program, such as anti-poverty, mental health or aging/disability, the conversation will invariably turn to the need to go after the...

  • Reform launches special-needs summer programs

    January 11, 2011 | 4:06 pm

    The Union for Reform Judaism has launched two new summer programs for children with special needs.

    Camp Chazak in Massachusetts, opening this summer, is for middle-school children with communication and social delays. It has recreational and therapeutic programming.

    Like the...

  • 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...

  • The Nation and The World

    By Kelly Hartog

    April 28, 2005 | 8:00 pm


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    On April 3, B’nai David-Judea synagogue dedicated its newly renovated building, the Rabbi Philip Schroit Sanctuary. Shirley Kotlar and family named the building in honor of Schroit, who died three years ago and was at the helm of the shul for nearly 50 years.