Tuesday, May 24, 2011
Alabama Bill Could Point Toward Change
TUSCUMBIA, Ala. -- Change could be coming to Alabamians with developmental disabilities. Representatives from the Alabama Disabilities Advocacy Program were in Tuscumbia on Monday with Haylee Cain and her family — Judson, Donna and Nadia Emens — to kick off their campaign for Haylee's Law.
"This state is in dire need of legislative change, regarding those disabled as I," Haylee told those gathered on the lawn of the Colbert County Courthouse. "Twenty-one-year-olds do not need to be in a nursing home, and there are too many in this state who are."