That's the premise of the new ABC series The Good Doctor, and given the 130-year history of "savant syndrome," yes, its definitely plausible
It is the search for strengths, however hidden, that results in progress in treating autistic children
Some of these children may never have had autism in the first place, despite being diagnosed with it
A blow to the head can sometimes unmask hidden artistic or intellectual gifts. Might we all have hidden capacities that could be unleashed without brain injury?
A blow to the head can sometimes unmask hidden artistic or intellectual gifts
Artistic brilliance and a dazzling memory can sometimes accompany autism and other developmental disorders