Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Senator's Son Inspires Legislation

TALLAHASSEE — As Andy Gardiner and his wife, Camille, drove home from the Orlando hospital with their newborn son 11 years ago, in shock at having just learned he had Down syndrome, they made a decision that reverberates in the Florida Legislature today.
Fla. State Sen. Andy Gardiner
with his son Andrew, Jr.
With Gardiner now in the powerful post of state Senate president, lawmakers are poised to pass legislation that will put Florida on the cutting edge in education, savings and employment opportunities for the intellectually disabled.
The package of bills reflects their decision: They would raise Andrew Jr. no differently from any other child, expecting educational attainment and independence.
Gardiner wants all such children to benefit from the same attitude.

ead more here: http://www.charlotteobserver.com/living/health-family/article17495576.html#storylink=cpy

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