She was bullied as a child and labeled as, "weird."
A 10-year-old from Tlahuac, Mexico City has an IQ higher than Albert Einstein and Stephen Hawking. She is breaking stereotypes about people with developmental disorders through her unique intellectual capabilities.
Adhara Pérez has an IQ quotient of 162, two points higher than Einstein and Hawking, both of whom had a score of 160, reports PEOPLE. According to the Yucatan Times, she was diagnosed with Asperger's syndrome when she was three years old. The developmental condition, which is on the autism spectrum, can create issues with social interactions.
La pequeña Adhara Pérez es una niña prodigio orgullosamente mexicana que nos dejó impresionados a todos en @cddelasideas. A sus 8 años ya estudia una carrera en Ingeniería Industrial y su más grande sueño es ser científica y convertirse en una astronauta para trabajar en la NASA. pic.twitter.com/zrjHm1rIjn— Ricardo Salinas Pliego (@RicardoBSalinas) November 11, 2019
She spoke to the outlet and said she was, "made a mockery at school." Her peers labeled her "weird," and her professors concluded that she would not have a bright career at the school. Nallely Sanchez, the child's mother, was unaware of the circumstances and did not want her daughter to suffer. She said, "I saw that Adhara was playing in a little house and they locked her up. And they started to chant: ‘oddball, weirdo!' "
She further added, "Then they started hitting the little house. So I said, I don’t want her to suffer. And she told me that she didn’t want to go to school anymore, and fell into a very deep depression."
Other kids in class used to bully Adhara Pérez Sánchez and call her weird.— Goodable (@Goodable) January 22, 2021
She is now studying for two engineering degrees, taking courses on gravitational waves, and has an IQ of 162 — higher than Einstein and Stephen Hawking.
She's only 8 years old.
It's okay to be weird. pic.twitter.com/mU2l4Ijiff
In addition to the foregoing, Adhara's teacher stated that she slept in class and made no effort. Nallely, on the other hand, was aware that her daughter has superior understanding of mathematics and the periodic table, so she decided to take her to therapy, where the psychiatrist suggested that they visit the Talent Care Center.
The girl's extraordinarily high IQ was discovered as a result, and she was able to seek a learning environment that accommodates students' diverse skill sets. Pérez graduated elementary school at the age of five, middle school at the age of six, and high school at the age of eight. She is now pursuing two degrees online, one in industrial engineering in Mathematics at UNITEC and one in Systems Engineering at CNC.
10 year old Mexican girl Adhara Pérez Sánchez has a higher IQ than Albert Einstein & Stephen Hawking.— My Mixtapez (@mymixtapez) September 11, 2021
She dreams of being an astronaut to change the world, traveling to space, and even colonizing Mars 🇲🇽 pic.twitter.com/Y71O98s5Gu
The child prodigy wrote a book on her experiences with the title Do Not Give Up. She was even named one of the 100 Most Powerful Women in Mexico by Forbes México. According to Vogue México, Pérez is working on a new smart wristband that can monitor the emotions of differently-abled youngsters, predicting and preventing seizures and other outbursts.
Nallely believes in her daughter and intends to take her to the United States to take the admission exam at the University of Arizona, the girl’s dream school, in the hopes of receiving a scholarship. As a result, she is presently learning English and exploring astrophysics.
Cover Image Source: Twitter/Ricardo Salinas Plieg