Project Awareness Autism
Posters designed by short parts of a book called ‘Born on a Blue Day’ written by Daniel Tammet.
My name is Daniel Tammet. I have a rare condition known as savant syndrome. Like most individuals with savant syndrome, I am also on the autistic spectrum. I have an almost obsessive need for order of my life. Whenever I become too stressed and I can’t breathe propely, I close my eyes and count. Numbers are my friends and they are always around me. Each one is unique and has its own personality. Scientists call my visual, emotional experience of numbers synaesthe- sia, a rare neurological mixing of the senses. Using my own synaesthesic experience since early childhood, I have grown up with the ability to handle and calculate huge numbers in my head without any conscious effort. Numbers are my first language, one I often think and feel in.