To all the parents out there with children on the spectrum, you are raising the next evolution of humankind, those who can solve the problems is a way the rest of the world can't.
"Asperger's the 'next stage of evolution'?
With at least one in every 100 children being diagnosed on the spectrum, Professor Attwood wonders if Asperger's may be the next stage of evolution....
He believes the human race needs out-of-the box thinkers to solve the world's big problems.
"I think in the future some of our major problems, whether it be pollution, electricity or whatever, will be solved by people with Asperger's," he said.
"I think we need to embrace and encourage their particular abilities because our future is based on such individuals. And in a way, is Asperger's syndrome the next stage of human evolution?" toddler prom dressesSee More