Friday, September 27, 2013

Jacob's Story

The other day my friend sent me this article (thanks Kara) about a 14-year old boy on the autism spectrum who is working toward earning his PhD in quantum physics. It's an amazing story - I recommend watching the accompanying videos as well.

Jacob Barnett
It reminded me a lot of my buddy Ian Engelsman, who struggled with school and socialization until he started playing the drums (if you missed his story, check it out here.)

Not every autistic child will turn out to be like Jacob or Ian. But the message I take from this is that, as a parent, you should do everything you can to help discover, nurture and encourage your child's special interests - whether they are on the spectrum or not.

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