Meet the 9-year-old girl who is making worldwide headlines all the way from Mexico City. The little girl is blowing everyone’s mind with her intelligence and academic ability.
The best part is that along with her success she is removing the stigma associated with autism and proving to everyone, including herself that not even a developmental disorder can get in the way of strong will and intellect.
Meet Adhara Pérez Sánchez
From the outside, Adhara Pérez Sánchez looks like any other young kid who loves to play outside and still watches cartoons. But Ahara is an extremely intelligent little girl and she’s nothing like most kids. Before even living a full decade on this planet, she’s already graduated high school and is in college pursuing not one but two degrees; one in industrial engineering in mathematics and one in systems engineering.
You see Ahara has an incredible level of IQ that scores at162. To put it in perspective, notable geniuses like Albert Einstein and Stephen Hawking only had an estimated IQ of 160.
Ahara didn’t always think she was smart though.
Diagnosed With Autism At A Young Age
Before anyone noticed Ahara’s intelligence, they diagnosed her with Asperger’s syndrome, a developmental disorder that’s included on the autism spectrum.
Autism is known to cause difficulties in learning and with social interactions, and Adahara was no exception to these symptoms. The three main symptoms of autism tend to be delayed milestones, social awkwardness, and trouble with verbal and nonverbal communication. This meant that Adhara would really struggle in school.
Bullied In School
Adhara and her parents explain that she was “made a mockery at school.” The other kids were ruthless in bullying her and called her “weirdo” and “oddball” because of her condition. Her mom recalls: “I saw that Adhara was playing in a little house and they locked her up. And they started to chant: ‘Oddball, weirdo!’ ‘And then they started hitting the little house.
When her mother saw it for herself, she couldn’t stand for her daughter to suffer like this.
Adhara Went Into A Deep Depression
It’s no wonder that the way the little girl was treated eventually took its toll on her. While no child should experience depression at such a young age, no one yet knew how bright she was. Even her teachers didn’t believe in her. They told her parents that she would sleep in class and didn’t show any interest. Eventually, she didn’t even want to go to school anymore.
Luckily, Adhara’s parents could tell that their child was smart, often getting a glimpse of her unusual intelligence at home. So they decided to pull her from school and home school her while sending her to therapy. This would be the moment that changed her life forever.
Her Whole Life Changed
Adhara’s parents quickly realized that it was the current education plan that wasn’t the right fit for their daughter. Once they adapted her learning environment to her unique skills, they watched her thrive.
In the blink of an eye Adhara finished elementary school by age 5, middle school by 6, and high school by 8. By 9 she was attending Universidad CNCI in Mexico to study systems engineering and mathematics. Her success kept coming as everyone started to take notice of her genius. The protégé not only excelled in academics but she took the time to write a book about her experiences with a title that encourages others “Do Not Give Up.”
Never Ending Milestones
Adhara’s life completely changed once she realized that her parents believed in her. She was even featured in Forbes México’s 100 Most Powerful Women in Mexico list.
Among her many accomplishments, Adhara gave a presentation on black holes at the Institute of Art and Culture (IMAC) where other young kids found her inspirational and were in disbelief that she know as much, or even more than adults. Adhara has big dreams like all other kids, she’s just ahead of the game. She wants to explore astrophysics and hopes one day to be an astronaut at NASA and travel to Mars.
So What’s Next?
The future looks bright for Adhara and despite her having already accomplished more than some will get to across the span of their lifetime. But she’s not done yet. Adhara is currently learning English to accept an invitation to study at her dream university in Arizona.
Meanwhile, she’s also working on developing a new smart bracelet to help autistic kids. After all, that is still a big part of the experience. She wants to make a device to monitor the emotions of differently-abled children, anticipating and preventing seizures and other outbursts. For kids whose autism can take away their ability to communicate, this can be life-changing.
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