60 Minutes

Discussion in 'The Watercooler' started by Fran, Jan 29, 2007.

  1. Fran

    Fran Former desparate mom

    Did anyone watch the piece last night on 60min? It was about a young man in the UK who has AS but very little of the social,mental disabilities that are associated with it. He was amazing with numbers. He saw numbers as a picture. I still don't understand how it works but he was articulate, socially appropriate and very charming with good common sense. He was a bit OCDish. It was impressive.
  2. tiredmommy

    tiredmommy Well-Known Member

    No, I missed that. I wonder if I can find a video link?
  3. tiredmommy

    tiredmommy Well-Known Member

  4. Fran

    Fran Former desparate mom

    Thanks TM. I will forward that to difficult child. Not that he relates it to himself.
    Temple Grandin talks of "thinking in pictures" which explains some of their recall ability.
    I always think of it as a "brain wrinkle". Their thinking isn't the same smooth process it is for someone who is n/t.
  5. Stella Johnson

    Stella Johnson Active Member

    I miss all the good shows. :hammer: