In this case, scientists believe. They're scientifically confirmed his theory. Indeed, there is a link between autism and creativity. People with such mental features easier to cope with creative tasks.
Autism is difficult to call a standard mental illness. It is rather particular in behavior detrimental to the education and training of the child. Typically people with autism are closed, they have violated the mutual communication, there is limited interest. However, many children with autism have special talents that are not normal children.
Under the first test, the scientists asked children to come up with as many ways to use a paperclip and brick. During the second test, the children were considered unusual image and tell what they see. Autistic people with jobs coped much better.