PETALING JAYA: Twenty-one-year-old Vincent Wong has autism but to those who know him, he is a “walking GPS”. He has memorised every public bus route in the Klang Valley, including the bus numbers and number plates, and can spell out the exact names of the streets the buses ply, which his father, taxi driver Wong Kee Fuen, finds helpful. Asked how he knows the routes, Vincent said: “My mother used to take me on buses and we would travel around KL.”
However, despite his remarkable sense of direction and extraordinary memory, Vincent is unable to hold down a job due to the limitations of his disorder a short attention span and inability to respond to normal social cues.
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- A Walking GPS – Autistic Lad With A Map In His Mind