I’m sure many of us have heard the stories of people with autism who are exceptionally talented at something, for instance, being a math prodigy. In fact, you may have heard of the term ‘savant’, which is often used as a label for such individuals.
Although this is possible, it is not necessarily the case for all of them. Among individuals with autism, some have an exceptional flair for words and letters, and learn to read by picking up bits of knowledge by themselves. As a result, they are often capable of reading at a much earlier age. This is a condition known as hyperlexia. Others may have talents such as an exceptional ability to distinguish tastes due to their heightened senses and their taste buds being more sensitive.
However, in this article, we will not focus on these individuals who have specific talents. Instead, we will focus more on the potential benefits of having some traits which are frequently associated with autism.