PANAMA CITY- Thursday was a proud day for Chautauqua Learn and Serve Charter School as well as all intellectually disabled Floridians. Gov. Rick Scott ceremoniously signed House Bill 1119 in Orlando which removes the word "retarded" from all state legislation and documents and replaces it with the words "intellectually disabled."
Tyler Creamer, a student at Chautauqua, spoke at the ceremonial signing Thursday. Creamer, who has an intellectual disability, testified in support of this bill in front of the House subcommittee. His testimony was so moving, he was invited to speak Thursday.