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He's only 5 years old, and yet he's practically memorized the entire New York subway grid.

He reads at the fourth-grade level, plays two-handed piano compositions and is better versed than most adults about the Fibonacci code, a complex mathematics sequence.

Dylan loves Italian music and draws pictures that artist Jackson Pollock would be proud of.

He also happens to be autistic.

Gwenyth Jackaway, Dylan's mother, is a professor at New York's Fordham University. She's single but had always wanted to have a child. So she contacted California Cryobank, one of the largest sperm donor banks in the country. Read full article »

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Meet Dylan on Anderson Cooper 360° at 10 p.m. ET. Then, Dr. Sanjay Gupta shows us how autistic people experience the world in "Finding Amanda" at 11 p.m. ET.
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