Sunday, March 29, 2015

Chase Faulingham

Autism Light #384 is Chase Faulingham.

Chase Faulingham is a 5 year old boy with autism from Dartmouth, Nova Scotia in Canada. Chase Faulingham is an Autism Light because he heard someone outside in distress and his alertness helped rescue the man.

On Thursday, March 19, 2015, Chase Faulingham was outside walking with his grandfather Thomas Murray. Chase heard a soft cry for Help coming from behind a snowbank. His alertness to the cry for help led to the rescue of the man who had fallen behind a snowbank and was injured (CTV News, March 22, 2015).

Last year Chase could barely speak, but he has had tremendous progress this last year that brought him to the capacity to listen to unusual sounds outside such as a cry for Help. Here is a video of a news story on Chase Faulingham being a hero for this unidentified injured person.

Chase's mother Jamie Mackinnon said, "People when they see a special needs child tend to put limits on him but it just goes to show he's a healthy little 5 year old boy (CTV News, March 22, 2015)."

Special thanks to Chase Faulingham for being an Autism Light. His heroic listening skills that helped rescue a man in distress is an example of the valuable things individuals with autism can do. We wish Chase all the best as he continues to grow and make a difference in the world.

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