Mommy Talks

Normalcy vis a vis genius

For parents who feel short-changed because they gave birth to children who are different, for parents who feel cheated because they will never have the pleasure of taking their kids to soccer games, piano recitals and ballet classes, and for everyone who looks down — scathingly — at people whom they don’t consider normal, watch this and be amazed.

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Stephen Wiltshire is an autistic savant. As a young child, he attended a school for children with special needs. But look at how far an autistic child can go when he gets the proper encouragement and stimuli.

See Stephen’s panoramic drawings of Madrid, Hong Kong, New York and Tokyo.

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