Brittany Miller’s six-year-old son Granderson is an expert on everything fire alarms makes, models, and their noises. He was even a fire alarm this year for Halloween.
That’s due it part to the fact that he has the splinter-cell savant form of autism, and once he becomes fixated with a topic, he learns anything and everything there is to know about that it.
Miller said he often imitates their noise when he sees one or as a coping mechanism if theres a lot of other noise around him.
While shopping in the grocery store, Granderson was imitating a fire alarm not uncommon for a young kid, and not at a volume Miller thought was disturbing.
Someone, however, thought those sounds justified a note slipped into her cart that read, Buy that kid a muzzle!!
I turn around and Im talking to my son. I was helping him fix his shoe. I turn back around and theres a note on top of my bags, Miller explained.
Miller has no idea who wrote it, but wishes they had stopped to talk to her instead, and went to the local news to tell her story.
I dont know an Autism mom who doesnt want to raise awareness so were more than happy to take three minutes out of our day to explain just a little bit, Millersaid.
But after her story went viral, something pretty cool happened.
It blew up and fire alarm companies sent boxes of fire alarms to us, and Grandy opens them up and he knows every one make and model numbers and it was like Christmas for him, Miller said. It was within days I was getting emails from other parents saying Thank you for speaking out. Can we send your son a gift, can we send you a gift?
Honeywell Company, which makes fire alarms, heard about what happened and is flying Grandy and his mom out to their factory in Connecticut.
They will give him a tour and are throwing him a big birthday party.
That note was a blessing in disguise, I had no idea it was going to turn into all this,” she said. “But Grandy is the one really benefiting from it and giving him experiences of a lifetime that I would never be able to give him otherwise.
Via: Wood TV
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