autism

Florida Channel

A bill requiring autism awareness training for law enforcement officers is now heading to the House floor.

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A bill requiring autism awareness training for law enforcement officers is starting to move in both chambers of the Florida Legislature. It comes after a high profile incident that occurred in South Florida last year involving a black man, an autistic man, and law enforcement.

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The construction of the Florida Holocaust Memorial is one step closer to becoming reality. That's among 20 bills Governor Rick Scott signed into law Wednesday.

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Children’s Medical Services in Tallahassee is holding a free developmental screening for local kids. The tests are designed to assess a range of concerns from dental problems to autism.

St. Johns County Sheriff's Office

There’s a part of Florida law that could be renamed, under a bill starting to move through the Florida Legislature. That statute deals with creating enhanced penalties for crimes against people with a physical or mental disability.

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A revived effort to help speed up the search for missing kids and adults with special needs is now on its way to the Senate floor, though it now differs a bit from its House counterpart.

MGN Online

A bill helping law enforcement search for missing people with special needs has one more committee stop before heading to the Senate floor. It’s by Sen. Charlie Dean (R-Inverness).

FDLE

A Florida lawmaker has refiled a measure making it easier for law enforcement to track missing people with special needs.

MGN Online

Florida lawmakers passed a series of bills affecting law enforcement agencies this week, and at least two are headed to the Governor’s desk for approval.

Florida Channel

A bill aimed at using technological devices to help track missing people with special needs and dementia-related issues is moving through both chambers of the Florida Legislature.