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Bills for disabled kids’ education, employment pass Senate

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A package of bills moving through the Florida Legislature seeks to enhance the education and employment prospects for disabled children. The bills, which passed the state Senate Wednesday, have a powerful champion: State Senate President Andy Gardiner, who has a child with Down syndrome. One bill allows universities to set up courses of post-secondary study for the intellectually disabled. Another aims to increase employment of the disabled in state government and encourage it in private industry. Another allows tax-free personal…

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