Autism is a complex and poorly-understood disorder that can make it very difficult for people to communicate and socialize with others, but it can sometimes emphasize these individuals’ other strengths and talents as well. A professor in New York whose 11-year-old son has autism recently invited him to her class, where he got up on a chair and drew a detailed, accurate map of the world completely from memory.


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One of her students took photos of the extraordinary feat, and her father posted them on Reddit.

If you’re interested in reading more about what children with autism are capable of, we suggest reading about Iris Grace, a young girl who has difficulties communicating in traditional ways but paints beautiful paintings.

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“An 11 year old boy with autism came into my daughters college class today and drew this from memory”