Yes and they tend to be brutally honest, which I like. If autism is genetic in some way rather than just a consequence of damage from environmental toxins, then a drive to brutal honesty is sort of like a "mutant power" in my view.
So much of empathy is based on superficial social norms and self-imposed weakness and blindness to truths, a will to failure; I like empathy but not when it breeds this weakness. Autistics could possibly learn empathy with less bullshit.
“Be clever, Ariadne! ...
You have little ears; you have my ears:
Put a clever word in them! —
Must one not first hate oneself, in order to love oneself? ...
I am your labyrinth ...”. -N
“A man is not great if he is not small, and he is not small if he is not great. Concepts flirt with the loss of their significance in the oscillation between ambiguous states, and this is in part the function and purpose of concepts.” -Primer on Meaning