There is a character in the novel I am currently translating who is described when we first meet him as autistic. He is one half of a pair of bungling burglars and they are supposed to be comic. He speaks in short sentences, like a telegram, and seems to be very dim-witted. What he says is never connected to the matter in hand, but is always childish and silly. Am I correct in thinking that this really isn't an accurate portrait of an autistic person?