posted on Mar, 25 2011 @ 05:20 AM
Read alot of confused rambling about the childs condition on here, Aspergers . The thing to remember with Aspergers is that there are varying degrees
of severity. Some Aspergers sufferers have little to no social capability, and although bright and capable of feats of concentration which defeat
thier peers, largely speaking they are regular folks. This is not the case where this child genius is concerned.
If you observe the OP article and specificaly heed the words of this childs lecturer, you will note that it is said that his fellow students (many of
whom are likey knocking on the door of a decade older than the child himself) go to him for aid with tricky problems. It also mentions that unlike
other prodigies , he is approachable, even though his intellect is capable of frightening the hell out of folks sometimes. This suggests to me, that
although he has Aspergers , he has not got the severe , savant like form of the condition, but is merely a mildly autistic genius. This in turn
suggests, that while he is bound to have some idiosyncratic behaviours, they will likely be far less obstructive to his psychological, and social
development than might otherwise be the case.
Some may be concerned that the child is going to grow up outside, and with little to no understanding of, the pop culture of this day and age,
seperate from what the norms of society dictate a young person should be thinking, saying and doing. Personaly speaking, I can think of nothing more
horrific than forcing a genius to spend time around absolute fools, and by insisting that they partake of the sociological kool aid of the day,
decrease thier intellect by degrees, as the weight of moronism scrapes glacialy at thier minds. This kid has an oppertunity that any sufficiently
intelligent youth would jump at. He gets to spend his time around people who are capable of discussing his interests with him, and engaging him in
conversation which actualy has the capacity to stimulate his brain matter, and reinforce his mind, rather than let his mind rot through inactivity.
Personaly speaking, I am thrilled to bits that he has this fantastic oppertunity , and I hope he grasps it, and makes as much, or as little of it as