He saw a problem and a solution. How a Fort Worth man is helping autistic children [Star-Telegram]


Wayne Stuart worries about his grandson.

Adam Foster, 15, has autism and while he’s a smart and clever young man, Stuart said he fears Foster’s struggle communicating could turn into a violent confrontation with a police officer.

“My greatest fear is to have my grandson to be injured or harmed because the understanding isn’t there,” Stuart said.

Stuart wanted a way for Foster to tell officers and others about his autism, so he turned to Fort Worth and Keller school district officials. Together, they developed an autism identification card that Stuart hopes will catch on. The ID cards will be used in the Keller district, where Foster is a sophomore at Fossil Ridge High School. The district has about 630 students with autism.

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