I've noticed in a couple of Stephen King's books/movies he's had a main character who's autistic. In Rose Red a main character is autistic and ends up destroying a house just by drawing a picture. In The Regulators an austic boy sucks a whole street into his mental world and ends up murdering half the residents (granted there are other forces at work there, but let's not get into that. Read the book, it's terrific. Look for Richard Bauchman, of course).
My question: Are there more autism references in his work? And does anyone know why?