FLORIDA – Lakewood Ranch HOA cracks down on path for disabled child

Bradenton Herald:  Lakewood Ranch HOA cracks down on path for disabled child
April 30, 2014
By Sabrina Rocco
LAKEWOOD RANCH — Three years ago, Michael Groves replaced a sliver of grass in his front yard with a gravel path so his teenage stepson could safely make it up and down the driveway. Ben, 15, isn’t your average high-schooler. Ben was diagnosed with autism at age 5 and developed epilepsy in his preteen years. He can have multiple seizures per month, requiring him to wear a $250 helmet at almost all times in case he collapses. Ben plays with remote control cars in the front lawn of his Summerfield home. If he walks down to the sidewalk, he uses a path made of pea gravel and sand, according to his father, who said his son knows never to step foot on the concrete driveway. If Ben collapsed there, he could crack his head open or even die. Read more:

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