Autistic Boy, 12, With IQ Higher than Einstein, Develops His Own Theory of Relativity

One of the things viagra now we want to do here on this site is shine a spotlight on the talents of kids – and adults – on the Autism Spectrum.

Thanks to the Race, we’ve had the privilege of meeting a lot of great people and going to a lot of great Autism-related events, and one of the things we’ve learned is that kids on the spectrum generally have something they LOVE above all else, and they devote an incredible amount of time and passion to THAT THING.

For Zev it was two things really – The Amazing Race, and The Lakers… but we’ve met kids who love game shows, bugs, chemistry, sports, music, geography… the list goes on.

This is an article about Jacob, a boy genius who has Autism and is “so far advanced in his Indiana university studies that professors are lining him up for a PHD research role.”

It’s an incredible story, and we want to hear more like it. Please share other stories like this with us that you may know of… what is YOUR child on the Spectrum into? What is THAT THING, and what are they doing to pursue it?

We really want to know — please share your experiences with us.

We want this to be a place that highlights the gifts that Autism gives, rather than focusing on the negatives.

Much Love,

Z & J


5 Responses to “Autistic Boy, 12, With IQ Higher than Einstein, Develops His Own Theory of Relativity”

  • Tara:

    My son, now 8, has moderate Asperger’s syndrome. He has one central obsession ( which has lasted his whole life) and several mini- obsessions. I call them ” focused interests” as interest is a major understatement but obsession can have a negative connotation. His main focused interest is any electronics like video game systems, DVDs, using the computer, etc. Specifically, he s preoccupied with the Animal Crossing game for all systems, and Disneyland. I would like to have $1 for every time he’s watched the travel video! He also seems to be into John lennon at the moment, though I have no idea how he’s even heard of him.

    An acquaintance of mines child is obsessed with washing machines, and has begged for a front loader for the last three Christmases..maybe so he can watch it spin?

    Carter just loves Zev and thinks it’s super neat that he’s “just like me”. He’s aware of a few characters on the spectrum, officially and unofficially, like Sheldon on Big Bang Theory and Carl off the Arthur series, but Zev’s the only real person he knows of with Asperger’s.

    • justinkanew:

      That’s awesome, Tara… thanks for sharing! Washing machines are a pretty amazing thing to be fascinated with… And John Lennon means he’s wise beyond his years. Say hello for us.

  • My son is 12 years old and is mostly high functioning. He’s kind of moved up the spectrum as he’s gotten older. He has some language delays (he started talking at 5 years old) and there are subjects he’s a little bit behind in, but there are other subjects in school that he’s ahead of his peers in.

    He LOVES bugs. For as long as I can remember, his passion has been bugs. His favorites are crickets. He lives for summer when the crickets come out. Moths are a second in line.

    • justinkanew:

      Hey Erika — love to see some pics of your son and the bugs… we’ve met a few other kids on the spectrum who are into that also – and Max on Parenthood too.