72: Prodigies, Savants, and Autism with Kimberly Stephens

KimberlyStephensWe’re talking about prodigies and savants with autism on this show. KIMBERLY STEPHENS is a freelance journalist. She has coauthored academic papers on child prodigies and is a member of the D.C. Science Writers Association.

She is a graduate of Princeton University and Harvard Law School.

With Dr. Joanne Ruthsatz, professor of psychology at The Ohio State University, she is author of THE PRODIGY’S COUSIN: The Family Link Between Autism and Extraordinary Talent, which goes on sale March 1.

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Learn about Prodigies, Savants, Autism and more:


  • The message that Kimberly wanted to get across in writing The Prodigy’s Cousin.
  • How genes connect autism with prodigy.
  • Stories and profiles in the book.
  • What surprised Kimberly the most, while she was writing this book.
  • What The Prodigy’s Cousin book means for the autism community.


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