An autistic man, who was called “stupid” by a gym instructor, taught himself law and won a discrimination lawsuit against the gym.
Hans Asperger, who identified autism in 1944, once said, “It seems that for success in science and art, a dash of autism is essential. The necessary ingredient may be an ability to turn away from the everyday world, to rethink a subject with originality so as to create in new untrodden ways.”
Jacob Barnett is a child prodigy from Indiana who was diagnosed with autism at the age of 2. At only the age of 3, he explained why the moons around Mars are not round. Jacob Barnett is good at physics and has been able to do so since a young age, having completed all high school math by the age of 10, working on his Master’s in quantum physics by the age of 13, and being accepted into Canada’s Perimeter Institute For Theoretical Physics by the age of 15. Here he is giving a TED Talk at the age of 14, telling the audience they should “stop learning and start thinking.”
Daniel Tammet, an autistic savant who speaks 10 languages and has the rare capability to explain how his brain works, says numbers have shape, color, and texture. 289 is ugly, 333 attractive, and pi is beautiful. He holds the European record for reciting pi from memory to 22,514 digits in five hours and nine minutes.
The “debate” about vaccines and autism, began after a fraudulent paper was published. The author is no longer licensed to practice. Countless dollars have been spent to debunk his claims, and innocent children have probably died due to his lies.
Over 20% of the US population believe that vaccines cause autism.
Autistic Daniel Tammet recited Pi to 22,514 digits by memory among many other superhuman feats.