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How common are genius-like abilities in people with autism?

Extra high intelligence is somewhat rare in people with autism. Less than 5 percent of persons with autism exhibit the genius-like abilities like Dustin Hoffman portrayed in Rain Man.

Source: Center for Autism & Related Disabilities (CARD)

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