What I find most strange about the whole explosion of autism in the recent years is, there are groups who actually don't want scientists to find a cure. I fail to understand the reasoning behind that.
The reasoning doesn't make sense because they are fucking retarded.
It's a common misconception that aspies don't understand human emotions. They understand-- they just don't give a shit.
They may understand, but they don't process or recognize the emotional reactions of others, and so miss out on the social cues that allow humans to function cooperatively. This isn't the same as "don't give a shit," which is a characteristic of sociopaths, not Aspies.
Bingo. I used to do things that annoyed/offended the living hell out of people without realizing it one bit. I've taken to studying people in groups and movies with close to true-to-life human interaction to get some grip on how to read people and it's payed off quite a bit.
It's odd though, I don't behave "normally" because I genuinely care about how people feel, I do so because my standing and level of comfort within a group is directly tied with how people perceive me. I think most aspies who adapt and do "ok" socially think the same way.
@OP I wouldn't say for one minute that aspies have the potential to be "supermen". Asperger's really has no positive benefits despite what those delusional "autism pride" fags say.