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Many, many references exist detailing that Dustin Hoffman's character was based in large part on Kim Peek, an autistic savant who exhibited a lot of the characteristics that Hoffman portrays. I think the key here is that there's a difference between being autistic and being a savant -- those are two distinct syndromes, and they don't often go together. Some ...


It is realistic in the sense that it is not impossible for someone to be like this. However, this sort of person is extremely rare and is the combination of several different character, mental and physical traits all at once. My daughter is autistic and she has the following out of your list: •Eidetic memory (she remembers things from years ago, a big ...

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