I was diagnosed as being on the autistic spectrum when I was seven and now live with Asperger’s Syndrome.
It means I have difficulty with social interaction and in certain noisy, busy places I can suffer from sensory overload. It can be very scary.
But it also means I can focus very intently on things. My music is really important to me and I use my extreme attention to hear different bits of audio very precisely – things that a neuro-typical person may not be able to hear.
There is no cure for Asperger’s Syndrome but if there were, I wouldn’t want it. Yes there are negatives, but I think the positives outweigh the negatives once you learn your coping mechanisms. They can help you achieve great things.