The gift of special people


Of all the columns I have written for this paper, none garnered as much response as the column I wrote about Craig Wishnick two weeks ago. I believe that many people are interested in suicide, as well as autism and mental illness.

Writing about Craig rekindled my interest in autism and savants. In particular, I grew up with a parent, my father, Jack Meltzer, who had Asperger’s Syndrome and was a savant. Savant Syndrome is a rare condition in which people with . . .

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