Marie Faverio is an Australian award-winning Renaissance lady with Asperger's Syndrome. She writes beautiful poems, aphorisms, short stories and puzzles. Her puzzles have been used in the Cerebrals Cognitive Ability Tests and in contests of the Ludomind Society and her poems have been widely published. She has also worked as a poetry editor of the International Society for Philosophical Enquiry (she is a Diplomate of this group as the only woman in Australia) and now edits her own journal for philosophical poetry. She has also been a poetry contest judge and was her poetry teacher's assistant in college. Marie also writes research books on various subjects (astronomy, poetry forms, philosophy, literature) and is an accomplished self-taught, regularly exhibited artist and musician as well as the "Artist-in-Residence" of this site. She graduated with honors in languages and educational sciences, is included in Who's Who of Australian Women, has received a letter of congratulations from a Member of Parliament and is often considered a modern Hypatia for her multiple talents. She speaks several languages (and has invented her own secret language) and has a proven high IQ 4 standard deviations above average (>164 if the standard deviation is 16). Marie is also one of the winners of the 2017 Autism Hall of Fame Genius Award as well as the 2018 Donna Williams Bravery Award (see the Autism Hall of Fame blog for details) and is included on this list of Great Women of Our Time. She ranked No.1 on this site honoring top autistic creative geniuses and is one of the contributors of We Can - We Will (Autistic People Help the World) , the anthology of the Autism Hall of Fame. Marie has currently mostly withdrawn from the world and Internet activities as well as groups (including High-IQ groups) due to multiple health problems as well as adult autistic regression. Her manager currently handles her correspondence and her affairs. Read more about the accomplishments and many publications of this extraordinary lady on her website. You can also read a recent interview with Marie here.


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