There is a common misconception that people with autism—or any other neurodevelopmental disorders for that matter—cannot live a normal life. However they are some extraordinary people with autism who are not only leading a normal life despite their condition but have also made it big in life through their sheer determination and hard work. We all know of Scottish singer Susan Boyle who catapulted to international fame as a middle-aged lady, selling more than 14 million records worldwide. But how many are aware that she suffers from Asperger syndrome, a subtype of autism? Even more shocking would be the suggestion that Noble Laureate Albert Einstein could have also suffered from Asperger’s syndrome! Researchers have established that the brilliant physicist displayed a lot of signs of autism. The head of the autism research centre at Cambridge had suggested that Isaac Newton might also have been autistic. In addition to these great scientists, several other famous people including Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart—one of the greatest composers of all time—was also believed to display symptoms of autism. This section provides you information about the life and works of famous people with autism.
Wolfgang Amadeus MozartWolfgang Amadeus Mozart
27 January 1756, Austrian
Andy WarholAndy Warhol
06 August 1928, American

Tim BurtonTim Burton
25 August 1958, American

Dan AykroydDan Aykroyd
01 July 1952, American
Film actor and comedian

Lewis CarrollLewis Carroll
27 January 1832, British
Author, Mathematician and Photographer

Temple GrandinTemple Grandin
29 August 1947, American
Billy WestBilly West
16 April 1952, American

Kelly HarmonKelly Harmon
09 November 1948, American

Horatio AlgerHoratio Alger
13 January 1832, American
American writer
Didi ConnDidi Conn
13 July 1951, American

Blind Tom WigginsBlind Tom Wiggins
25 May 1849, American
Music Performer
Donald TriplettDonald Triplett
08 September 1933, American
Autism patient