Can someone be an autistic savant with mental retardation?
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One of the hallmark features of Autism is what is called “scattered skills” meaning good in some areas, less in others and perhaps a specific area of high skill. When you are talking about diminished cognitive skill – yes there is a % of the population of Autism that will have some to extreme cognitive deficit – so by that information – yes someone can be a savant and be cognitively impaired.
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