Can autistic people have a high IQ? This is a common question. The answer is of course! But read on to understand why gifted people are often tested for autism.
Intelligence in autistic people can be highly polarized, with both intellectual disability and giftedness being more prevalent than in the general public.
Daniel Tammet is an autistic savant, with an amazing ability with numbers. Ask him to divide 13 by 97 and he will answer to over 100 decimal places! But what is savant syndrome, and what’s the connection with autism?
A link has been found between autism, high intelligence, and giftedness. Consequently, some came to call autism a “disorder of high intelligence”.