According to a recent British study, people with autism are more likely to think outside the box when compared to those without the disability. The researchers found that subjects with autism gave more unusual answers, when asked to give as many uses in one minute for ordinary objects like a brick or a paperclip. Read more about it at Medical Daily.
A useful article by Eileen Parker, on fitting into the work environment as someone on the spectrum. Read other good posts on her website http://www.eileenparker.com/