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People on the autism spectrum who have extraordinary abilities in music, art, mathematics, calendar calculating, or mechanical/visual-spatial skills are called “savants.” What is the history of this condition and what are some of the possible neurological and psychological mechanisms that are involved? Fictional savants have been portrayed in television series and in the movies. Who are some of the real autistic savants that you may have seen on “60 Minutes” or “Sunday Morning”? These questions will be addressed, explored and answered.

This workshop is facilitated Larry Solomon, PhD, an Oasis presenter, and is FREE for Braille Institute students, volunteers and Library subscribers. All others should contact San Diego Oasis by phone at (619) 881-6262 or email, sandiegooasis.org

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