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Hey guys..i got a really disturbing letter from the local authorty today..Telling me that they were aware i was autistic. Ive looked it up on wikipedia..and i cant make head nor tail of it.Can i geta little help off you guys with it?
As autism became recognized as a spectrum disorder, it lead to the recognition of 'high functioning' autistics. Presumably highly intelligent people with autism may have been more common than once imagined.There is considerable anecdotal evidence that autistic individuals once thought to be mentally retarded have later been identified as very intelligent. Sue Rubin, writer of the film Autism Is a World was believed to be mentally retarded until age 13, after which she was tested to have an IQ of 131.Characteristics observed by some studies as being associated with gifted children at least appear to be analogous to those of autistic children:Some studies suggest that gifted children are more than twice as introverted as their peers. Gifted children have been characterized as having obsessive interests, preferring to play alone, and enjoying solitude. They are also said to have prodigious memories and show intense reactions to noise, pain and frustration. According to some reports, gifted children have a higher-than-average propensity to allergies.