Inspiring story of a 10 year old autistic boy saving the life of his teacher using what he learned in Cub Scouts.
This is the first post for a new Scouting in the News category on our website intended to illustrate the stories that inspired us to become involved in scouting.
A Texas boy with autism is being called a hero after he used what he learned in Cub Scouts to save his teacher’s life, ABC Local 13 in Houston reports.
Kyle Forbes, 10, was alone in a classroom with his teacher Sheri Lowe. After Lowe bit into an apple, she choked.
Kyle used the Heimlich maneuver that he learned in Scouts and had practiced with his dad.
“Before I was just like a normal kid, always being picked on. Then I was like a superhero,” Kyle told ABC Local.
Teaching kids with autism real life skills can save a life. You can use videos, picture books or hands-on methods to show them CPR, Heimlich maneuver, calling 911 and other vital emergency reactions.