Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Kyle Forbes

Autism Light #232 is Kyle Forbes.

Kyle Forbes is a student in Houston, Texas who has autism. Kyle Forbes is an Autism Light for saving his art teacher's life in 2009. At the time of this heroic act he was 10 years of age.

On October 13, 2009 at 10am, Kyle Forbes and his Art Teacher Sherri Lowe were alone in her class at Hyde Elementary School. Sherri Lowe chocked on an apple and couldn't breathe. Kyle jumped in and performed the Heimlich maneuver on his teacher clearing the airway and saving her life. According to reports Kyle learned how do the Heimlich maneuver in Cub Scouts and his father worked on reinforcement of the technique (Source).

The story of Kyle Forbes' heroic act can be found on the following other websites.

Special thanks to Kyle Forbes for being a hero and saving Art teacher Sherri Lowe's life. Kyle Forbes is an inspiration to many. He demonstrates that people with autism can learn important skills and truly make a difference in the lives of others.  Autism Light wishes Kyle Forbes the best in his future endeavors.

Autism Light honors diverse heroes to the world of autism.


  1. Kyle Forbes is my son. He is 14 years old now and is still my hero every day!

    1. hello, I'm french and I'm studying the story of your son at school, you should know, here in France he's like a hero.
      Tell him he's famous international
      Good bye
      And take care of your boy and yourself

  2. Hi I have autism and ADHD and I built LEGO ship as the titanic