Jacob Barnett
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Autistic teenager tipped for Nobel Prize

A teenager who was diagnosed with autism and told he would never be able to read has been tipped as a future Nobel prize winner.

Jacob Barnett, 14, who was diagnosed with moderate to severe autism at two years old, is now studying for a Master's degree in quantum physics.

His mother Kristine Barnett, author of The Spark: A Mother's Story of Nurturing Genius, told BBC Breakfast she initially found it hard to get Jacob the right education.

  • 10 May 2013
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