My son is 5 and will be 6 by the end of this month and says he wants to be a firefighter when he grows up. I just want to know if it is possible or if anyone knows anybody with high functioning autism that is a firefighter?
BTW OP..my youngest is a firefighter/EMT. He told us he wanted to be one when he was 3 and severely developmentally delayed. He was in special ed until the 8th grade. Counselors and teachers told us he would never get out of high school. He has three major learning disabilities. The ONLY thing my son ever wanted to be was a FF. Not only did he graduate with his class. He was accepted and attended Fire Academy and graduated with honors. Passed his international boards with all 4 IFSAC seals, attended basic EMT school and passed boards, attended Intermediate EMT school and passed boards. He is currently attending Paramedic school while he works 2 jobs. You know what I've learned about my son? Don't ever underestimate him based on someone else's opinion of his abilities.
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