Famous People (Who Might Have Had) Aspergers or Autism
Famous People With Autism
Some famous people with autism may have been: Thomas Edison, Bill Gates, Albert Einstein, Sir Issac Newton, Thomas Jefferson, Mark Twain, Wolfgang Mozart, Vincent Vangogh. (I didn’t make this video; note a comment below from a relative of Emily Dickinson regarding the theory of her feasible Asperger’s.)
Parents and loved ones may have concerns about how their children will cope with having been diagnosed on the Autism Spectrum Disorder, e.g. Autism, High Functioning Autism, Asperger’s Syndrome, and if their child will grow up to have a successful and productive career and fulfilled life.
While their concerns are valid, and each child’s individual needs with ASD differ, there are many people who do very well in life who have autistic traits or ASD.
Author Temple Grandin, a professor at Colorado State University, was diagnosed with autism as a child, today she is a successful specialist in livestock handling; she also writes books specifically about autism. She is now a famous person with autism.
There are many famous and successful people who either had, or are believed by Aspergers’ researchers to have had, Asperger’s Syndrome. Celebrated people with autism have had accomplishments in art, music, engineering, computer science, mathematics, physics, theater, writing, athletics, inventions and service work.
There have been people throughout our world’s history who have autism. We cannot be certain of the diagnosis, because they are no longer living. Researches had to go back and review documents, accounts, and writings to look for autistic traits in people in the past believed to have had autism. They found many successful individuals exhibited the traits and behaviors of someone with ASD, such as intense interest and concentration in one subject area, and difficulty with social skills.
People who display(ed) established traits of autism include: Andy Kaufman, Andy Warhol, Michelangelo and Charles Darwin. Darryl Hannah, a now famous actress, was diagnosed with autism at a young age.Satoshi Tajiri, the creator of the Pokémon, is also believed to have autism.
Experts generally agree that many adults with Asperger’s or High-Functioning Autism will be able to live independent lives and work successfully in a career.
Individuals with Asperger’s have the capacity to make valuable intellectual contributions to fields that beneift society. Some suggest that the type of thinking and attention to detail people with Asperger’s exhibit is a necessity for the intellectual contributions.