In Part II, Treffert provides a number of case studies of persons with savant syndrome, beginning with very early reports of people from the 1800s and moving up into current examples, including Matt Savage, an American teenager and jazz musician who currently heads his own band and composes his own music, Temple Grandin, a well-known animal scientist and autism advocate, and Alonzo Clemens, an extraordinary sculptor in Colorado. These reports are fascinating accounts of the talents of the people he features—often multiple talents—the development of their special abilities and their disabilities during their childhoods, and the family members and mentors who supported their developing talent. Importantly, he describes the ways they used their talents as adults, their vocations, their creativity, their continued adult development of social and language skills, and their own ways of framing their life stories, often in their own worlds, since he has met and interviewed many of the people he describes. He does not dismiss their talents as splinter skills or "gee whiz" tricks. He honors the family members and mentors who helped each person develop his or her talent, and in doing so gives demonstration of their capacities for relationship and the importance of nurturing talent—"training the talent," in his words—when it appears.