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-As humans, we have the ability to derive overall meaning from a mass of details. In an individual with autism, they do not possess this ability. Instead, people on the spectrum are able to excel at focusing on extreme detail. For an example, if someone saw an expanse of trees they would say they see a "​forest",​ but if someone with autism saw all the trees they would say they see a whole lot of "​individual"​ trees.+As humans, we have the ability to derive overall meaning from a mass of details. In an individual with autism, they do not possess this ability. Instead, people on the spectrum are able to excel at focusing on extreme detail. For an example, if someone saw an expanse of trees they would say they see a "​forest",​ but if someone with autism saw all the trees they would say they see a whole lot of "​individual"​ trees (2015).