Famous People With Autism

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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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Jim Jefferies
(Known for His Comedy Central Show ‘The Jim Jefferies Show')
Jim Jefferies
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Birthdate: February 14, 1977
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Sydney, Australia
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
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Didi Conn
(Actress)
Didi Conn
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Birthdate: July 13, 1951
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, USA
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)
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Douglas Coupland
(Known for First Novel, the 1991 International Bestseller ‘Generation X: Tales for an Accelerated Culture’)
Douglas Coupland
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: December 30, 1961
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: CFB Baden–Soellingen, Germany
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Stephen Wiltshire
(Architectural artist)
Stephen Wiltshire
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Birthdate: April 24, 1974
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: London, England
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
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John Ausonius
(Criminal who from August 1991 to January 1992 he shot eleven people in the Stockholm and Uppsala area)
John Ausonius
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Listed In: Criminals
Birthdate: July 12, 1953
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Lidingö, Sweden
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Helmut Lotti
(Belgian Tenor and Singer-Songwriter)
Helmut Lotti
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: October 22, 1969
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Ghent, Belgium
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
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Blind Tom Wiggins
(Music Performer)
Blind Tom Wiggins
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: May 25, 1849
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Harris County, Georgia, United States
Died: June 14, 1908
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Vanessa Burghardt
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Birthplace: New Jersey, United States
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Donald Triplett
(Autism patient)
Donald Triplett
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: September 8, 1933
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Forest, Mississippi, United States