Autism Offers Clear Advantage, Study Finds

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[Source: Disability Scoop]

Some with autism have long stood out for their savant-like abilities, but new research suggests that even those without such obvious strengths have extraordinary talent as compared to typically developing individuals.

People with autism are significantly better at processing large amounts of information and are more skilled at identifying critical details, British researchers found in a study published this week in the Journal of Abnormal Psychology.

The finding could help explain why many with autism are able to excel in detail-oriented fields like information technology, they said.

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