autistic savant


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autistic savant

n.
A person with savant syndrome.
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Inside the Extraordinary Mind of an Autistic Savant
An Autistic Savant, William is the novel's loyal and disarmingly insightful hero.
Martin, who took part in BBC 3's Autistic Superstars, is thought to be an autistic savant - a person with a mental disability but a gift for art, maths or music like Dustin Hoffman's character in the movie Rain Man.
As an autistic savant, writer Daniel Tammet approaches numbers in a brilliantly oblique way.
"Rain Man," of course, was an autistic savant. April is International Autism Awareness month.
The search also found books, including "Look me in the Eye - My Life with Asbergers [sic]," "Born on a Blue Day, Inside the Mind of an Autistic Savant," and "The NRA Guide to the Basics of Pistol Shooting."
(http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/7559290) One 1995 paper examined the musical abilities of a male autistic savant. Based on psychological testing, they found that the subject had "difficulties in verbal reasoning but high levels of concentration and memory," and other members of his family were also skilled musically.
"Focus on your strengths and not on your weaknesses," said George Widener, the world famous autistic savant, who believes in doing something big to contribute to society and bring awareness to those afflicted with Autism.
As for where the series goes, the signs say "Touch" is ostensibly another permutation of "Touched by an Angel" (in this case, an autistic savant), with Martin sifting through Jake's arcane clues to help those in need.
Timothy Maloney, Glenn Gould" Autistic Savant, in SOUNDING OFF: THEORIZING DISABILITY IN MUSIC 121, 121-35 (Neil Lerner & Joseph N.
Originally created during the Reagan administration as a test to keep the US' 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 a telephone number written in the code which was secretly published in a puzzle magazine.
His inspiration comes from Briton Daniel Tammet, the high-functioning autistic savant gifted with a faculty for mathematical and natural language learning, and author of Born on a Blue Day.