Approximately 50% of all savants have autism, while only about five to ten percent of individuals with autism possess extraordinary savant skills.
Meet Michael! He is an active, physical boy. His parents use the phrase “constant movement” – he’s climbing, jumping, or moving in some other kind of way much of the time. Michael likes to travel, and he likes trains. With all this activity, it’s no wonder Michael participates in a number of our programs (like swimming, gymnastics, and summer day camp). He’s also part of our Autism Intervention Program (AIP).
Our programs are an important part of Michael’s life and have made a world of difference. Compared with community-based programming, here he is able to participate more, the programming is more flexible, he is with his peers with similar skills which makes it more comfortable, and he has one-on-one support. We’re very happy to support Michael and love having him part of our Autism Services’ family!