The Silicon Valley Phenomenon
One way to test the assortative mating theory is to compare couples in which both individuals are strong systemizers with couples who include only one strong systemizer—or none. Two-systemizer couples may be more likely to have a child with autism. My colleagues and I created a Web site where parents can report what they studied in college, their occupations, and whether or not their children have autism (www.cambridgepsychology.com/graduateparents).
This article was originally published with the title Autism and the Technical Mind.