Tuesday, May 14, 2013

The Brilliance of Being Yourself

The brilliance of a boy with Autism who was simply allowed to be himself.
The key, according to his mother, was letting Jacob be himself - by helping him study the world with wide-eyed wonder instead of focusing on a list of things he couldn't do - and no he still cannot tie his shoe laces, but it doesn't seem to be stopping him!

Kristine Barnett noticed that her little boy - whom doctors tagged at Autistic - seemed to have a fascination with patterns.  So she took him out of his school's special ed program and let him study the things he is passionate about.  He is now on the way to winning a Nobel Prize.
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