Math Prodigy Proud of His Autism

Math Prodigy Proud of His Autism

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Autism math prodigy -CBS video clipJake Barnett, an Indianapolis 13-year-old, has been acing college math and science courses since he was eight years old. At 13, he is a college sophomore taking honors classes in math and physics, while also doing scientific research and tutoring fellow students.

No one could have predicted that Jake would even make it to college. At age two, Jake began to regress – he stopped speaking and making eye contact. The diagnosis: autism.

Jake is proud of his autism. “That, I believe, is the reason why I am in college and I am so successful.”

(WATCH the 60 Minutes Video below, or READ the story at CBSNews)

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