At 2/5/13 03:50 AM, lovingthedark wrote:
About 10% of autistic people have savant syndrome and about half of all savants are autistic, but it doesn't always end up being useful skills.
I really should start looking up words before I use them with definitions gleaned from context.
Never met a savant but none of the citations listed when such abilities manifest themselves. All the Austitic people I've met have been in their early childhood to mid-teens, so it's possibly that the drooling moron in the corner stacking cups will be the Next Big Thing.
One of the examples used in Dave Hile's short explanation only had his abilities manifest at 40.