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Washington state mom starts cub scout pack for autistic boys

Be helpful, it's part of the Boy Scout Law. And a mom in Washington state wants her son to experience that law for himself.

Deanna Pearson says focusing is a challenge for kids with autism. And that could make some scout activities difficult for those kids.

Pearson's says her son couldn't be a scout for a long time because packs couldn't deal with his autism. Rather than be discouraged, she founded a cub scout pack that is just for autistic boys.

"He got an amazing amount of self-esteem and pride that he never would have gotten if we hadn't done scouts," Pearson said.

She adds they've modified some scout activities such as camping, and other activities like tying a knot may take longer to learn. But the rewards in the end are well worth it.

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