WATCH: A 5-year-old boy with autism wows the internet by writing computer fonts in chalk. Image: petit.einstein
Five-year-old Sebastian, who is autistic and hyperlexic, has impressed thousands with his ability to quickly and accurately copy computer fonts by hand.
Sebastian is five years old and has autism. He is also hyperlexic, that is to say he started reading very early and he has a level well beyond what is expected for his age. Her parents are sharing her talents on Instagram and TikTok (little.einstein) to raise awareness about autism. He even appeared with his parents on ABC News, where they explained that he was completely self-taught.
According to their Instagram account, Sebastian has been reading since he was 18 months old and is absolutely obsessed with reading and writing. One of his favorite activities is copying computer fonts, and he usually does this with colored chalk on the floor outside. He has impressed thousands of social media users with his ability to accurately reproduce so many different fonts by hand.
One Instagram user commented, “Get that kid a calligraphy set!” Others obviously thought the same, as the comment received over 100,000 likes. Another said: ‘He does it so fast it’s really mind blowing’, and a third joked: ‘I know all the kids are going to ask him to forge their parent’s signature on the releases.
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