Do you find that your child who has autism has more empathy than a child who is not on the spectrum?
All of my kids are empathetic, but my high functioning little guy seems to have more than the others. He's always looking out for his big brother and sister, wants to help kids less fortunate, etc. When my daughter came to me asking if a friend who was otherwise going to spend Christmas alone could spend it with us instead, my little guy piped up with "Of course, she can't be alone on Christmas!" :)