9 amazing autistic artists with savant syndrome

  • Painting by autistic savant artist Richard Wawro wawro.net

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    Not all people with an autism spectrum disorder have similar personalities and experiences. As many as one in 10 people with an ASD have savant syndrome, according to the Wisconsin Medical Society. What is savant syndrome? It's a condition in which a person with a developmental neurological disorder, such as autism, exhibits genius and exceptional skill in a certain field - along with a massive memory.

    These skills include prodigious drawing ability and visual memory, the ability to replay a classical tune by ear or memorize large numbers, and unparalleled language skills.

    Keep clicking to see a few extraordinary autistic savants throughout history, with the help of savant syndrome expert Dr. Darold Treffert a psychiatrist for the  Wisconsin Medical Society...