Famous People With Autism

There are many famous people with autism in the world. Autism symptoms are obvious but sometimes they remain to hide, and it is challenging to know if someone has autism or not. Common symptoms of autism include abnormal tone of voice, social isolation, lack of eye contact or shyness, delay in learning, strange facial expressions, and self-abusive behavior. These symptoms were seen in some of the most famous and renowned people in the world. Many celebrities even confessed that they had autism spectrum disorder – ASD. Those people were matchless genuine and possessed unique talents but remained out of the scene.

Some Statistics

  • According to the National Autistic Society, over 700,000 people have ASD in the UK only.
  • According to another survey, one among 59 people has autism in the USA which is indeed a severe problem.

Autism is a severe and growing problem these days. This statistic is of just two countries. Imagine how many notable and famous people have autism. These are Top 10 most famous people with autism. This list contains famous people with autism from present and past as well.

Daryl Hannah

The name Daryl Hannah is one of the most famous Aspergers. She had the leading role in various movies like Wall Street Splash, Kill Bill, Blade Runner, and Steel Magnolias. Henna had to say goodbye to her carrier because of Asperger’s Syndrome. Daryl Hannah always wanted isolation. She never went to any talk shows.

According to Hannah “Going to Academy Award was so painful for me.” Only a few and close people knew about her autism. Hannah is on the top of our list of Top 10 most famous people with autism.

Famous People With Autism

Albert Einstein

Albert Einstein is one of the most genius peoples of the world. There are countless services in the field of physics. The most famous of them is Theory of Relativity which changed the whole physics. He was named as the Genius of the 20th century. In his early childhood, he was nonverbal and could not develop language until he was three years old.

According to BBC news, Einstein had signs of autism. He always wants to be alone that’s why he asked his children not to touch him.

Famous People With Autism

Dan Aykroyd

Dan was a famous actor and comedian. He had a troubled childhood when he was expelled from two schools. During an interview to Guardian, Dan said: “my very mild Asperger’s has helped me creatively.” He also revealed that he used to listen to the voices and implement on them. He was frank about his experience being autistic, so he confessed: “My autism helped me in my role for Ghostbusters.”

Famous People With Autism

Jerry Seinfeld

Jerry Seinfeld is a well-known standup comedian, actor, director and producer. Jerry is one of the funniest people as well and indeed a great entertainer. He stated himself to be autistic on many occasions. Jerry thinks he has asper’s syndrome although no doctor diagnosed him till now. On November 2014 he said, “I think on a very drawn-out scale, I think I am on autism.”  He further defends his statement by exposing his learning problems and social isolation from his childhood.

Famous People With Autism

Temple Grandin

Temple Grandin was born on August 29, 1947, and is one of the first and most famous people with autism. She was among the top 100 influential people in the world. He services for autism awareness are worth admiring. With her immense knowledge and experience of autism, she is the best spokesperson for autism awareness around the world. According to sources, she did not begin speaking until she was four years old. She faced some difficulties but now this iron lady is the professor of animal science at Colorado State University, and she brought many revolutions to the livestock industry.

She says “Characteristics of autism can be modified or controlled.”

Famous People With Autism

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Emily Dickinson

Emily Dickinson is a prominent American poet and writer. She also had epilepsy along with autism, and according to medical professionals, autism and epilepsy are inter-related to each other. She led a simple life, never married and lived more separate life.  In her book, Emily revealed her experience about autism. She wrote unique and stunning poetry at that time.

Famous People With Autism

Susan Boyle

Back in 2009, Susan stunned the whole world by her musical and mesmerizing voice in Britain’s Got Talent. It was the charm of her voice that she sold about 14 million records around the world. Susan stated that she had autism and she always avoids social interaction. She had other symptoms of autism like, lack of eye contact, shyness, a sudden change in face expressions and being uncomfortable in public.

During an interview, she said, “Asperger doesn’t define me, and it is a condition where I have to live and work through.”

Famous People With Autism

Dan Harmon

Dan is a famous American writer, producer, and director. He is no doubt a multitalented and creative person. During an interview to Wired, he stated that he had autism signs in him. He discovered all the symptoms by himself, but later it was confirmed by doctors.

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Heather Kuzmich

Heather was born on April 19, 1986. She is a famous American model and among famous people with autism as well. She is known for being America’s next top model. However, she did not win and stood at 5th place in this contest. She was diagnosed with Asperger syndrome at the age of 15. She had to come through some problem since then. Now Heather Kuzmich is the student of video games.

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Sir Anthony Hopkins

Sir Anthony Hopkin is on the last in this list of famous people with autism. This person does not require any introduction. He is the winner of the Academy Award for his role in The Silence of The Lambs. In an interview, he confessed that Asperger helped him in his part for this masterpiece. He further said, “I don’t go to the parties, I don’t have many friends, but I do like people.”

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