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Senator’s Child With Down Syndrome Inspires Legislation

State Senate President Andy Gardiner’s experience rearing a son with Down syndrome has led to a package of legislation that could put Florida on the cutting edge in education, savings and employment opportunities for the intellectually disabled.

04/06/2015

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Woman Charged With Stealing From Disabled Group Home Residents

A Putnam County woman has been charged with stealing more than $20,000 from residents of a group home she owned.

04/11/2013

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Bill Eliminates “Mental Retardation” In State Law

A Florida House panel has unanimously cleared a bill that would remove the term “mental retardation” from state laws and replace it with “intellectual disability.”

04/09/2013