DOWNERS GROVE, Ill. (CBS) — A Downers Grove teenager with autism and a fear of fires was able to overcome those difficulties to warn his mother about a fire in their home over the weekend.
WBBM Newsradio’s Nancy Harty reports, around 1:30 a.m. Sunday, Wendy Harrison had just gone back to bed when her son, Brendon, came into her room, shouting.
“I had gotten up about a half an hour earlier to let the dog out, and there was nothing going on; went back to sleep and all of a sudden I hear my son going, ‘Mom, mom, mom!’” she said. “I’m like, what? He’s like, ‘What is that?’ and I’m like, ‘Nothing, go back to sleep.’”