Tito Mukhopadhyay is challenging every assumption about autism. Tito is doing what doctors and researchers once thought impossible: He has learned to write eloquently and independently about what it’s like to be trapped in an autistic body.
Credit for his development is due to the unusual methods of teaching employed by his mother, Soma. Read the whole story, it’s amazing.
I’d be curious to hear in the comments how this story plays in the larger community of families with autistic children, since her methods differ from the ones commonly in use now. Her methods are being tested now by others to see if the remarkable progress made by Tito is repeatable. Early signs are encouraging.