I just found this link and wanted to share it. I found it very interesting.
I know all autistic kids don’t have a savant-like abilities but they I do find that MOST have some sort of hidden talent and because they become so obsessed with it, they tend to really excel at it. My son can read 5 plus books at once and will sometimes finish 1 or 2 in a day because he loves to read. He can also build those tiny little Legos things like Bionicles and Star Wars in MINUTES! It takes me hours to put one of those things together and months to get through a book (for lack of time). I love to read too but if I read more than one book at a time I confuse the characters.