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What would happen to autistic prodigies if there was a cure? They would lose their special skills, right?

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Dr. Vivek Prasad
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In brief: Maybe

We're always working on the cure though so you shouldn't worry too much.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/cure_for_autism a fact sheet identifies the prevalence of savant abilities in the autistic population as 10% in comparison to 1% of the non-autistic population. www.autism-help.org/autism-savant. I have an interest in autism and have published a brief letter in pediatrics on autism.

In brief: Maybe

We're always working on the cure though so you shouldn't worry too much.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/cure_for_autism a fact sheet identifies the prevalence of savant abilities in the autistic population as 10% in comparison to 1% of the non-autistic population. www.autism-help.org/autism-savant. I have an interest in autism and have published a brief letter in pediatrics on autism.
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