Fla. considers bill to create communities for people with disabilities

04/27/2010 | St. Petersburg Times (Fla.)

A bill to allow for the creation of subdivision-style communities for adults with developmental disabilities was approved in Florida's Senate and is under consideration in the House. Parents of adult children with Down syndrome, autism, cerebral palsy and other special needs are backing the legislation as a way to create a safe and desirable living environment for their children, but opponents of the proposal say it would serve to segregate people with disabilities.

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