Laurence Kim Peek, an exceptional savant, was the inspiration of the autistic character of Raymond Babbitt in the movie Rain Man. He was diagnosed with autism with an extraordinary memory being able to memorize every book he reads. Despite his exceptional ability, he still experienced social anxiety brought by his disability.
Looking back during my college days, it was a gloomy day, the first day of classes for midyear semester, and I came in late. I managed to wind up with this guy whom I later found out had autism. I noticed that he wasn’t able to catch up with the group activities. And sad […]
Gilles Tréhin Gilles is 34, a savant autistic. At age five, he became a self-taught artist, drawing a three-dimensional fictional city, Urville.