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'We are just tired of this fight:' Special-needs families say military is still failing them

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WASHINGTON — Shortly after his baby daughter’s open heart surgery in Boston nearly six years ago, Army 1st Sgt. Joshua Carrigg was reassigned to Joint Base Lewis-McChord in Washington state and an uneasy fit for the family of five became a nearly three-year nightmare.

Carrigg and his wife, Austin, said they couldn’t get the services they needed for their two younger children with special needs — including therapy or a school aide for their autistic son. Their assigned doctor denied their baby girl — who also has Down syndrome — the hearing treatment she required and refused to acknowledge their son’s diagnosed life-threatening condition, leaving him in peril, they said. https://www.stripes.com/news/we-are-just-tired-of-this-fight-special-needs-families-say-military-is-still-failing-them-1.543636

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