One day, his mom took him stargazing. A few months later, they visited a planetarium where a professor was giving a lecture. Whenever the teacher asked questions, Jacob’s little hand shot up and he began to answer questions — easily understanding complicated theories about physics and the movement of planets.Here's the mother's book, "The Spark: A Mother's Story of Nurturing Genius."
May 10, 2013
"Diagnosed with moderate to severe autism at the age of 2, Jacob spent years in the clutches of a special education system..."
"... that didn’t understand what he needed. His teachers at school would try to dissuade Kristine from hoping to teach Jacob any more than the most basic skills."