“I am overjoyed to have witnessed the strong support of my colleagues in both the House and Senate on this important bi-partisan legislation,” said Rep. Valencia Stovall (D-Lake City), one of the sponsors of the bill. “Our educators and special needs children deserve to feel safe and protected in the classrooms as well as have access to the best educational settings. The Landon Dunson Act provides an objective eye to educators and our most vulnerable students, in an environment when objectivity is required the most.
The passage marks a milestone for La La Dunson and her family. The bill was named after her 10-year-old son Landon who has autism and cerebral palsy and is unable to speak. Dunson had worked since 2010 to get some sort of state measure in place so that parents with special-needs children would have an objective view of what goes on in classrooms. She took her concern to Stovall.