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  • Vista Del Mar Child and Family Services CEO leaves post for Vermont

    November 24, 2015 | 11:50 am

    After less than three years as president and CEO of one of L.A.’s most longstanding social service providers, Louis Josephson has announced he’s leaving Vista Del Mar Child and Family Services for a new job at a mental health center in Brattleboro, Vt. 

    “Vista is a very special...

  • Autism musical sells out

    May 15, 2013 | 3:06 pm

    Normally, a two-day run is nothing to boast about — but no one who saw the new musical “A Chorus Line of Another Kind” at the Highways Performance space in Santa Monica would say it was anything but a resounding success.

    Both “A Chorus Line of Another Kind” and “On Our Own,”...

  • My bar mitzvah

    By Wyatt Isaacs

    May 8, 2008 | 6:00 pm

    You might recognize Wyatt Isaacs from the HBO documentary, "Autism: The Musical," which demonstrates how a group of children with autism -- a developmental disorder that affects social interaction and communication -- could exceed expectations by staging their own theatrical...

  • Nes Gadol calls its first autistic students to the Torah

    By Adam Wills

    May 10, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    Neal Katz runs up to the ark and opens the door. Blond-haired and bubbly, he points to the scroll, unable to articulate his desire.

    "Do you want to touch the Torah?" Cantor Steve Puzarne asks.

    The 13-year-old is autistic and nonverbal. Instead of using words, he mumbles...