Everything you need to understand or teach Born on a Blue Day by Daniel Tammet.
Daniel Tammet is a savant. He is a high functioning autistic with Asperger's syndrome and has an extraordinary mind, especially for numbers. Daniel tells the story of his life from the time of his birth until the present day. His tale is certainly amazing given the potential obstacles that he faced and his own personal frustrations with socialization and disruptions to established routines. Born on a Blue Day tells the story of a man who seems to ignore the stigma attached to his disability and pursues a life that is both profitable and perfectly comfortable for himself.
Daniel is born in the late seventies in England, before much was known about savant syndrome. As the first born, he is cherished and encouraged by his parents, even as he develops several idiosyncrasies that are unusual for a developmentally normal child of his age. As an infant, Daniel cries incessantly...
Born on a Blue Day: Inside the Extraordinary Mind of an Autistic Savant Lesson Plans contain 130 pages of teaching material, including: