Johanna Eubank writes:

It has been suggested that people with autism or Asperger’s syndrome are more creative in their thinking. More and more, we hear stories that a famous genius of the past may have had a form of autism. It’s been said of Albert Einstein and Isaac Newton.

Now I read that Charles Darwin probably had Asperger’s syndrome.

via ® | Puzzle Pieces.

I am not surprised by this claim. I think that genius includes not just intelligence, but also an ability to focus with intensity on the one thing that is interesting to it.