Famous People With Autism

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.

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 1 Andy Warhol

Andy Warhol
Famous As: Artist
Birthdate: August 6, 1928
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: February 22, 1987
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)

 2 Tim Burton

Tim Burton
Famous As: Director
Birthdate: August 25, 1958
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Burbank, California, United States
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)

 3 Lewis Carroll

Lewis Carroll
Listed In: Photographers
Famous As: Novelist, Mathematician & Photographer
Birthdate: January 27, 1832
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Daresbury, Cheshire, England
Died: January 14, 1898

 4 Temple Grandin

Temple Grandin
Listed In: Activists
Famous As: Professor
Birthdate: August 29, 1947
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Boston
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 5 Didi Conn

Didi Conn
Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: July 13, 1951
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, USA
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)

 6 Kelly Harmon

Kelly Harmon
Listed In: Fashion
Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: November 9, 1948
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Los Angeles County, California,
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 7 Horatio Alger

Horatio Alger
Listed In: Writers
Famous As: American writer
Birthdate: January 13, 1832
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Revere
Died: July 18, 1899
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 8 Blind Tom Wiggins

Blind Tom Wiggins
Listed In: Musicians
Famous As: Music Performer
Birthdate: May 25, 1849
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Harris County, Georgia, United States
Died: June 14, 1908
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 9 Donald Triplett

Donald Triplett
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Autism patient
Birthdate: September 8, 1933
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Forest, Mississippi, United States