Childhood autism spikes in geek heartlands

From the New Scientist:

Childhood autism is two to four times as common in Eindhoven, the centre of the Dutch information technology industry, as it is in two comparably sized Dutch cities with far fewer IT employees.

The result supports the suggestion that people who work in hi-tech engineering and computing industries, which demand the kinds of systemising and analytical skills often seen in people with autism, are more likely to have autistic children too.

New Scientist, 20 June 2011, Childhood autism spikes in geek heartlands

Who'd have thought it :-)

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