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PostPosted: Tue Jul 17, 2012 10:48 am    Post subject: Man breaks Autistic girl fall from three stories Reply with quote

Seen this on the news yesterday, major story here in NYC, they said on the news yesterday she had a learning disability but today "sources" are saying the girl is autistic.

abclocal.go.com/wabc/story?section=news/local/new_york&id=8738148

She somehow got outside her room and was dancing on her A/C unit before falling, glad to hear shes okay.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 17, 2012 11:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

"A hero's a sandwich... I just saw a kid..."

That's exactly what a bonafide hero would say--a truly 'model citizen' and all around decent human-being. I wanna shake that fellow's hand (the one he didn't injure selflessly saving a fellow human being in a desperate situation).

Thanks for the lift in spirit, Trainbuff. Nice to see some good news now and again.

Regards to all.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 17, 2012 3:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What a great guy, thank goodness that little girl is OK.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 18, 2012 8:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

A better video and without the news media cluttering it: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-18876903
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 18, 2012 1:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Why the heck did the man take a video of it than going over there to help the girl himself? Well at least it became a good thing for the media because it showed the bus driver being a hero.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 18, 2012 2:16 pm    Post subject: Re: Man breaks Autistic girl fall from three stories Reply with quote

Trainbuff wrote:
Seen this on the news yesterday, major story here in NYC, they said on the news yesterday she had a learning disability but today "sources" are saying the girl is autistic.

abclocal.go.com/wabc/story?section=news/local/new_york&id=8738148

She somehow got outside her room and was dancing on her A/C unit before falling, glad to hear shes okay.

I didn't know she had autism. Local news blamed the parents for not paying attention. Glad she was caught and alright.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 18, 2012 2:36 pm    Post subject: Re: Man breaks Autistic girl fall from three stories Reply with quote

ooOoOoOAnaOoOoOoo wrote:

I didn't know she had autism. Local news blamed the parents for not paying attention. Glad she was caught and alright.


When I hear about things like this I try to give parents the benefit of the doubt and not assume it was their fault because they were negligent. Maybe the A/C wasn't installed quite right but they had to have it in because it's been so hot here in NY lately? I've seen A/Cs in windows with cloths and stuff shoved in the side because they didn't have the side thing or it wasn't wide enough. Looking at my dining room A/C in the window I don't think it would be that hard for a curious child to get the screw out that is holding the side thing in place, push it over, and wiggle out. There is not enough room on mine but there could be on bigger ones.

I can't imagine that people expect parents to literally be watching their children 24/7.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 18, 2012 2:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looking at the video, it looks like getting onto that air conditioner through that window isn't an easy task.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 19, 2012 12:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

All of us with autism should have angels like that bus driver looking out for us.

-Bill, otherwise known as Kraichgauer
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 19, 2012 8:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't care if she's autistic - I'm glad that man caught her.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 20, 2012 12:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm glad the girl is okay.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 20, 2012 9:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

what does it matter if the girl was autistic?
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 20, 2012 2:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Grue wrote:
what does it matter if the girl was autistic?


Speaking as someone with autism, I can say, only a person who is autistic would probably sneak out a window to dance on the air conditioner. Laughing

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PostPosted: Sat Jul 21, 2012 10:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Kraichgauer wrote:
Grue wrote:
what does it matter if the girl was autistic?


Speaking as someone with autism, I can say, only a person who is autistic would probably sneak out a window to dance on the air conditioner. Laughing

-Bill, otherwise known as Kraichgauer

My daughter managed to climb out of a window, remove the fly-screen and onto the roof of our house when she was 4.
I can imagine it must be tough for a mother to keep her daughter who might also have ADHD from getting bored in a small apartment.
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 22, 2012 1:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

cyberdad wrote:
Kraichgauer wrote:
Grue wrote:
what does it matter if the girl was autistic?


Speaking as someone with autism, I can say, only a person who is autistic would probably sneak out a window to dance on the air conditioner. Laughing

-Bill, otherwise known as Kraichgauer

My daughter managed to climb out of a window, remove the fly-screen and onto the roof of our house when she was 4.
I can imagine it must be tough for a mother to keep her daughter who might also have ADHD from getting bored in a small apartment.


My daughter is seven now, and autistic; and it was a real chore for my wife and I to keep an eye on her and hold of her hand anytime we'd go out when she was younger, because given an opportunity, she'd try to take off just for the sake of taking off.

-Bill, otherwise known as Kraichgauer
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