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How painting unlocked 1 woman’s abilities as a savant


Amanda Lamunyon grew up struggling in school and interacting with others — until she began painting. She was diagnosed at age 8 with Asperger’s syndrome, which explained her social difficulties, but Lamunyon’s mother continued to nurture her artistic gift. Her work drew the attention of renowned savant expert Dr. Darold Treffert, who deemed her a congenital savant. Megyn Kelly TODAY shares Lamunyon’s story.