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7 months 1 week ago

Children with disabilities on the rise

CHICAGO (AP) - A 10-year analysis finds U.S. children's mental and developmental problems on the rise, more so in those from wealthier families. Researchers say disadvantaged kids still bear a disproportionate burden and that the increases may partly reflect more awareness and recognition that conditions, including autism, require a specific...

4 years 4 months ago

Tragic natural deaths in Walsenburg

Police in Walsenburg paint a tragic picture of two deaths discovered on November 8. Officers were called to check the welfare of residents at a home in the 700 block of Pinon in Walsenburg. They found Juan "John" Vigil, 70, dead along with his son, also named Juan, 37....

4 years 10 months ago

A playground for every child

There's a new place to play for every child in Colorado Springs. The city's first universally accessible playground will officially be open to public use Saturday. The playground is located in the Southwest Corner of Memorial Park along Prospect Lake Drive. The Swing High Project was responsible for...

5 years 2 days ago

Attorney agrees to pay in service dog dispute

A federal court has approved a consent decree with a Colorado Springs attorney accused of violating the Americans with Disabilities Act. The consent decree resolves a lawsuit filed Nov. 3 that alleged Patric LeHouillier wouldn't allow veterinarian Joan Murnane, her husband or her attorney into his office because Murnane...

5 years 2 days ago

Father sentenced in abuse of infant son

A Colorado Springs man will spend 25 years behind bars, for leaving his son brain-damaged. 25-year-old Michael Anthony Douglas received the sentence Monday, after he was convicted of abuse in January. Authorities say Douglas hit his son back in 2007, when he was less than a month old. The...

5 years 2 months ago

Job bias claims based on disability, religion rise

The number of workers claiming job discrimination based on disability, religion and national origin surged to new highs last year. Overall, federal job bias complaints stayed at near-record levels. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission says charges of disability discrimination rose by about 10 percent, the largest increase of any category....

5 years 2 months ago

Special diets unnecessary for autistic children

An expert panel says there's no rigorous evidence that digestive problems are more common in children with autism compared to other children, or that special diets work, contrary to claims by celebrities and vaccine naysayers. Painful digestive problems can trigger problem behavior in children with autism and should be...

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