Genius at work: 12-year-old is studying at IUPUI

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kaiouti
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21 May 2011, 8:34 am

Excerpt - > "....From within his 12-year-old, mildly autistic mind, there gradually flowed long strings of pluses, minuses, funky letters and upside-down triangles -- a tapestry of complicated symbols that few can understand...."

Diagnosis: Asperger's syndrome, a somewhat milder condition related to autism.

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21 May 2011, 1:37 pm

I'm glad he has a life with his brillance. I'm happy for him on both counts.


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01 Jun 2011, 1:32 am

kaiouti wrote:
Excerpt - > "....From within his 12-year-old, mildly autistic mind, there gradually flowed long strings of pluses, minuses, funky letters and upside-down triangles -- a tapestry of complicated symbols that few can understand...."
Diagnosis: Asperger's syndrome, a somewhat milder condition related to autism.
Link Here -> Genius at work: 12-year-old is studying at IUPUI


Can you not misquote the article please - this is what was actually in the Indystar

**"Oh my gosh, when he was 2, my fear was that he would never be in our world at all," said Kristine Barnett, 36, Jake's mother. "He would not talk to anyone. He would not even look at us."
Child psychologists assessed Jake at the time and diagnosed behavioral characteristics of a borderline autistic child. He was impaired, they said, and had a lack of "spontaneous seeking to share enjoyment," difficulty showing emotion and interacting with others.
Diagnosis: mildly autistic.***