autistic savant


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autistic savant

n.
A person with savant syndrome.
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Throughout school he won awards but it wasn't until the age of 25 that he was diagnosed as a high-functioning autistic savant.
It tells the story of a selfish yuppie, Charlie Babbitt - played by Tom Cruise - who discovers that his estranged father has died and bequeathed all of his multi-million dollar estate to his other son, Raymond - played by Hoffman - an autistic savant of whose existence Charlie was unaware.
The event will feature George Widener, the gifted autistic savant, genius and calendar artist and also 'Anna' (as Suniel Shetty is fondly called) who is equally known for his passion to help the underprivileged.
This year IdeaFestival (IF) 2010 will feature sessions with notable speakers such as Push author, Sapphire; co-producer of "Avatar," Jon Landau; Twitter co-creator, Dom Sagolla; French high-wire artist Philippe Petit; breakout new singer Janelle Monae and Daniel Tammet, a high-functioning autistic savant and best-selling author.
Playing the part of autistic savant Raymond Babbitt is a long way from playing the laddish Tony in Men Behaving Badly, but Morrissey pulls it off.
Originally created during the Reagan administration as a test to keep the United States' highest priority secrets under wraps, their assumption is revealed to be false when they receive a message from an autistic savant boy named Simon Lynch (Hughes) who calls telephone number written in the code which was secretly published in a puzzle magazine by two to the creators to see if anyone could break it.
He plays the Dustin Hoffman role of autistic savant brother Raymond Babbitt and appears alongside Oliver Chris from TV's Green Wing and The Office, and his old friend and former Coronation Street star Charles Lawson.
Morrissey will play Raymond Babbitt, an autistic savant who has been institutionalised for most of his life, the part for which Dustin Hoffman received the Oscar for Best Actor in the 1988 film, while Green Wing's Oliver Chris plays the Tom Cruise role of Raymond's younger brother Charlie.
Many first became aware of autism with the 1988 movie "Rain Man," starring Dustin Hoffman as a middle-aged autistic savant with tremendous mental capabilities.
With the addition of math genius Leaven (Nicole de Boer), autistic savant Kazan (Andrew Miller) and criminal escape artist Rennes (Wayne Robson), it emerges that each individual has something to contribute to the group's survival and, if there is such a thing, escape.
A guest appearance will be made by two-time Academy Award winner Dustin Hoffman, who co-starred in the 1988 film "Rain Man" about an autistic savant.