Fire stations across the country are well known for opening their doors for tours so kids can get a sense of what it’s like to be a firefighter. These tours often involve lights and sirens, because most kids enjoy the big sights and sounds.
But a fire station in Mishawaka, Indiana, changed the program just a bit when they invited some kids with autism to visit.
These kids were able to see the station -- and even try on the uniforms.
But, the firefighters skipped the lights and sirens this time around because kids with autism process things differently in their brains -- and can get rattled when things are too bright, loud or chaotic.
It ended up being a win-win. The children were able to enjoy much of the fun stuff that the firefighters were able to show off. And, the firefighters were exposed to these special kids and came away from the event with a greater understanding of how to serve them when stuff happens in the community.
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