Mexico City.- At just eight years old, Adhara Perez is the girl who exceeded the IQ of Albert Einstein and Stephen Hawking with 162. She dreams of being an astronaut one day, but she came to think that this would be impossible.
When she was three years old, the little girl from the slums of Tlahuac, in Mexico City, was diagnosed with Asperger (autism spectrum). “I made a mockery at school”, she said
Her classmates called her “weird” and the teachers came to think that she would not have much future in the academy. Nallely Sanchez, mother of the child, did not realize the situation and did not want her daughter to suffer.
“ I saw that Adhara was playing in a little house and they locked her up. And they started to chant: ‘oddball, weirdo!’, And 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, ”Nallely expressed.
In addition to the above, Adhara’s teacher said she slept in class and showed no effort. However, Nallely knew that her daughter had mastery over algebraic knowledge and the periodic table, so she decided to take her to therapy, and that’s when the psychiatrist recommended that they go to the Talent Care Center.
There they confirmed that Adhara has an outstanding IQ, they offered classes in which they teach according to their abilities, but access to this type of education is limited, due to economic issues.
Adhara’s potential allowed her to finish elementary school at five years of age; middleschool at 6; and high school at eight. Today, she is studying two online degrees: Industrial Engineering in Mathematics at UNITEC and Systems Engineering by CNCI.
The child dreams of entering the University of Arizona to study astrophysics, since she saw a series of events presented by a UNAM teacher at the University Museum.
Nallely supports her daughter and plans to take her to the United States to take the university’s admission exam, in the hope that she will be awarded a scholarship. For this reason she is currently studying English.
It is worth mentioning that Adhara was selected as one of the 100 most powerful women in Mexico by Forbes magazine, for her book “Do not give up” where she shares her experiences as a “genius girl” and a victim of bullying.
The Yucatan Times Newsroom