One-third of people with autism have special abilities
Researchers in Australia have found that one in three people with autism have special or unique abilities.
This is much higher than what was previously thought.
The latest research is from the organization Autism Spectrum Australia. The study says that it is important to identify these special abilities and talents in people with autism at an early stage in life.
Doing this will be critical as they go ahead in life as it will help them find meaningful jobs.
The study also calls for changing the way in which employers' and companies regard people who are autistic. It says that rather than focusing on their weaknesses or shortcomings, they should look at the advantages of being on the autism spectrum.