Flo and Kay are the world’s only female autistic savant twins, a rare condition that has enabled them to possess extraordinary abilities far beyond their expected levels of capability. They each have an impressive memory for facts, dates and the weather, even recalling what they had for breakfast on any given day in their lives.
At 52 years old, the sisters are personable and sociable. Their love for music is evident in their enthusiasm for attending gigs, which contrasts with the classic stereotype of autistic people being socially withdrawn and unengaged with life’s pleasures. Flo and Kay have ordered minds that contribute to their orderly lives, providing them with a sense of security and structure.
This remarkable story was featured in the documentary ‘The Autistic Savant Twins’, narrated by psychologist Dr David Holmes and featuring assessments from Dr Nancy Isenberg of the New Jersey Neuroscience Institute. Through carefully crafted questions about friendship and emotion, as well as body language observations, Dr Isenberg uses the Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule (ADOS) to evaluate Flo and Kay’s level of autism.
The documentary is an inspiring exploration into how two women became successful despite the obstacles presented by their diagnosis – we all can learn something from Flo and Kay’s resilience in pursuing their dreams. Learn more about this amazing story by watching ‘The Autistic Savant Twins’ today!