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    Autistic boy, 9, takes the wheel at 70mph

    With happy results! he saved his and his mother's lives.


    A nine-year-old autistic "superhero" schoolboy grabbed the wheel of his mother's car when she blacked out at 70mph and saved them from a potentially fatal pile-up.

    Jonathan Anderson bravely took over the controls of the car as they were driving along a busy road in rush-hour traffic.
    Jonathan, who suffers from Asperger's syndrome, a form of autism, stretched over and took hold of the steering wheel.

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/pages/liv...n_page_id=1770

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    Wow, what a miracle!

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    I'm still cheering over this. anyone else?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Floh View Post
    I'm still cheering over this. anyone else?
    I am too Floh

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    WOW! WOW! WOW! What a brave fella he was!!! Goes to show you how very intelligent and calm this kid was to be able to do this without crashing that car into other cars!! I don't know that any of us could have done it and we know how to drive!! LOL

    KUDOS to that child!!! I know his mother must be so very thankful!
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    A comment from the newspaper article:

    I am trying to get my head round how this boy took control, but my son (who is 4) and also has Asperger's. He put a nappy on a dolly and I am not sure how he did it, although it is a simple thing to do for an adult, but it must be from watching me. A lot of people with Asperger's are visual learners and and can playback things they see in their head just like a DVD recorder.

    - M, Bedford

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    Quote Originally Posted by Floh View Post
    I'm still cheering over this. anyone else?
    WOW...this is wonderful. I saw this on our news. Unbelievable!

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    Quote Originally Posted by deanws View Post
    WOW...this is wonderful. I saw this on our news. Unbelievable!
    I particularly love it as it's positive news!

    lovely the news made it's way to Texas!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Floh View Post
    I particularly love it as it's positive news!

    lovely the news made it's way to Texas!
    I love positive news also. It is rare isn't it!?!?

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    Thanks for posting such uplifting news. It's great to end the day on a positive note!


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    Quote Originally Posted by tinytown View Post
    Thanks for posting such uplifting news. It's great to end the day on a positive note!
    Welcome to WS tiny.

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    Thank you so very much for that warm Texas welcome!

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    Quote Originally Posted by tinytown View Post
    Thank you so very much for that warm Texas welcome!
    And here's a Northern European welcome!

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    My little Autistic boy blow dries his own hair and paints his own nails by watching me only.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cenasangel View Post
    My little Autistic boy blow dries his own hair and paints his own nails by watching me only.
    That is wonderful!

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