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Jacob Barnett: The Autistic Teenager Tipped To Win A Nobel Prize

May 10, 2013

A teenager who was diagnosed with autism and told he would never be able to read has been tipped as a future Nobel prize winner.

Jacob Barnett, who was diagnosed with moderate to severe autism at two years old, is now studying for a Master’s degree in quantum physics.

Experts say the student from Indiana has an IQ higher than Albert Einstein’s.

His mother Kristine Barnett, author of The Spark: A Mother’s Story of Nurturing Genius, told BBC Breakfast she initially found it hard to get Jacob the right education.

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  1. John Hargrave permalink
    May 10, 2013 4:51 pm

    I saw this interview on television this morning. This young man is a genius,and his mother has always done her best to help him. I was rivited to the TV. This lad will go far, and he deserves to, good luck to Jacob.

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