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  • KOLD INVESTIGATES:

    The darkness of depression and fight against teen suicide TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) Every seven hours, someone in Arizona dies of suicide. Two out of three of those people has undiagnosed depression. Teenage suicide continues to climb across the country, with the rate among young girls hitting a 40-year high. KOLD News 13 spoke...

  • School options for children with autism

    By Angela Pittenger Arizona Daily Star Read Article Holding a round disc, Greyson Batz pretends to drive a bus. The passengers are his teacher and another student. He turns the wheel and even bounces in his seat. “Where are we going?” Maria Serrano-Lopez asks her students at Intermountain Academy, a private school for children with...

  • Tucson teen overcomes addiction through rehab program

    Posted: Jul 13, 2017 5:27 PM MST Written By Zack Briggs Beating drug addiction is a difficult journey for many. Johnny Alcantar, 17, took part in that journey and succeeded. Alcantar’s history with substance abuse began in sixth and seventh grades. His experimentation with cocaine, spice and marijuana led to addiction and juvenile detention. It...

  • The children’s museum is hosting a new program for kids with special needs

    Children with special needs and their families can now enjoy the children’s museum before anybody else gets there at a reduced admission of $3 per person. The Children’s Museum Tucson is hosting its MyTime Inclusion Program on the third Saturday of each month, when the museum will open an hour before it opens to the...

  • Giving back in Southern Arizona

    Tucson Conquistadores: The civic group donated $12,500 to Intermountain Centers for new PE equipment for students at Intermountain Academy. The school serves students with autism in grades kindergarten through high school. Since its inception in 1962, the Tucson Conquistadores has raised $32 million for young athletes. Professional golf has been the primary source of the...

  • Students and neighborhood assoc. adopt trail

    Tucson- Students from the Intermountain Academy are teaming up with the Menlo Park Neighborhood Association to help maintain a local trail. The group has adopted a stretch of the Santa Cruz River Park Trail, between Congress and St. Mary’s Rd. Residents and students with autism will be working together to beautify the trail, increase the...

  • T-w:em ato’ Nato (Together We Will Succeed)

    Paul O’Rourke, Special to Inside Tucson Business Members of the Tohono O’odham tribe refer to their culture, way of life and overall values as Himdag; it includes everything that makes Tohono O’odham people unique as individuals and as a group. It is a lifelong journey of enlightenment and learning that includes spirituality, healing and sensitivity...

  • Tucson.com – Tucson behavioral agency for troubled kids now oversees many help programs

    In the past 40 years, David Giles has come to believe that politics has no place in providing care for those with behavioral health disorders and special needs. “We often talk about liberal and conservative values, and it transcends any of that. I think it is a community value,” said Giles, the founder and chief...

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