by ADN

January 26, 2015

 Autism Awareness - Screenshot taken from the YouTube viudeo - Michael Whary - Eagle Scout Project

Autism Awareness – Screenshot taken from the YouTube viudeo – Michael Whary – Eagle Scout Project

Grafton, Ohio – Michael Whary, an intelligent and energetic 16-year-old is a Boy Scout and was eager to earn the high honor that can be awarded, that of Eagle Scout. Only i in 100 boys, will be awarded this status. Micheal is involved in the marching band, ROTC, track and field at school and now wants to complete a service project to become an Eagle Scout.

In order to earn your Eagle Scout badge you must complete a service project that benefits your community. Not knowing what to pick he found his project on a trip to the hospital. An EMT told Whary he admired his patience and how well he coped with this emergency visit.

The EMT’s nephew had just been diagnosed with autism and Micheal told him his nephew would be OK.  His project was found. He created a 13 minute video where he shares how autism does not make him different, it makes him Michael.

His video explains autism from a parents point of view.

“Deep down in my heart, I want to improve the way parents respond to having a child with autism,” he said.

Source: Monica Robins on the 3WKYC News website: Boy Scout creates video to help parents understand Autism

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