Famous Celebrities With Autism

Celebrities + Famous People with Autism

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Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
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You all must have heard about Mozart, even his full name surprises me. But that’s not being discussed here. Known for his beautiful and flawless compositions of music. Melodies that transcend you far away from your troubles.

The genius according to historians was termed as a highly functioning autistic. According to their findings, Mozart was not able to keep his hands and feet still at any particular time.

High functioning autistic people are with great abilities in a key area of skill. Even though Mozart showed dislike of loud sounds, his characteristic lead him to be one of the famous celebrities with autism.

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Courtney Love

Courtney Love
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The highly glamorized singer from her time, selling multiple platinum level albums and songs though her career. Led her to becoming a much publicized image. While being past 50, she still continues to be an active artist and actress as well.

It was revealed through a biography by Poppy Z that Love was mildly autistic. According to Love herself, her social skills are below par that of an average individuals. To better herself, she and her friends visited g*y clubs to lessen her frustration.

Despite the condition, she has shown shear resilience and an undeniable attitude towards her commitment for her career and her fans alike.


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James Durbin

James Durbin
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If you remember the American idol contestant James Durbin from season 10.You will also know that he was very autistic and was diagnosed with Asperger’s syndrome and Tourette’s syndrome.

Despite the facts, the artist was very verbal about his condition and voiced greater awareness among the masses.

According to Durbin himself, times have been tough for him and his only way to look away from his problem is focus – that is music. Music is what enables him to concentrate on his work, balancing in between the spectrums of both illnesses.


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Alexis Wineman

Alexis Wineman
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This is what our list is all about, highlighting new people with stories behind them. Miss Montana was the first Miss America contestant with autism. If you don’t know, pageants are very social and influential international platforms of recognition world over.

According to CNN, Wineman was diagnosed with pervasive development disorder, which comes on the spectrum of autism. Competing with that going inside your brain, is nothing short of commendable and requires respect for her courage.

She defied autism at the highest level and won the America’s choice award. Showing people that with autism you can still be a part of the society like many other famous people with autism.


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Albert Einstein

Albert Einstein
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Being a revolutionary scientist, giving us multiple theories on energy, relativity and gravity. Einstein proved to be a remarkable child, so much that his teachers wouldn’t able to understand what he queried. 

Scientist from Oxford and Cambridge have retrospectively diagnosed Einstein with Asperger’s syndrome. They based their verdict upon the fact the he suffered from a troubled childhood, often having problems with people around him, through the cause of social development issues.

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    I did not expect these celebrities having autism. OMG

10

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

You all must have heard about Mozart, even his full name surprises me. But that’s not being discussed here. Known for his beautiful and flawless compositions of music. Melodies that transcend you far away from your troubles.

The genius according to historians was termed as a highly functioning autistic. According to their findings, Mozart was not able to keep his hands and feet still at any particular time.

High functioning autistic people are with great abilities in a key area of skill. Even though Mozart showed dislike of loud sounds, his characteristic lead him to be one of the famous celebrities with autism.

9

Courtney Love

Courtney Love

The highly glamorized singer from her time, selling multiple platinum level albums and songs though her career. Led her to becoming a much publicized image. While being past 50, she still continues to be an active artist and actress as well.

It was revealed through a biography by Poppy Z that Love was mildly autistic. According to Love herself, her social skills are below par that of an average individuals. To better herself, she and her friends visited gay clubs to lessen her frustration.   

Despite the condition, she has shown shear resilience and an undeniable attitude towards her commitment for her career and her fans alike.

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James Durbin

James Durbin

If you remember the American idol contestant James Durbin from season 10.You will also know that he was very autistic and was diagnosed with Asperger’s syndrome and Tourette’s syndrome.

Despite the facts, the artist was very verbal about his condition and voiced greater awareness among the masses.

According to Durbin himself, times have been tough for him and his only way to look away from his problem is focus - that is music. Music is what enables him to concentrate on his work, balancing in between the spectrums of both illnesses.   

7

Alexis Wineman

Alexis Wineman

This is what our list is all about, highlighting new people with stories behind them. Miss Montana was the first Miss America contestant with autism. If you don’t know, pageants are very social and influential international platforms of recognition world over.

According to CNN, Wineman was diagnosed with pervasive development disorder, which comes on the spectrum of autism. Competing with that going inside your brain, is nothing short of commendable and requires respect for her courage.

She defied autism at the highest level and won the America’s choice award. Showing people that with autism you can still be a part of the society like many other famous people with autism.

6

Albert Einstein

Albert Einstein

Being a revolutionary scientist, giving us multiple theories on energy, relativity and gravity. Einstein proved to be a remarkable child, so much that his teachers wouldn’t able to understand what he queried. 

Scientist from Oxford and Cambridge have retrospectively diagnosed Einstein with Asperger’s syndrome. They based their verdict upon the fact the he suffered from a troubled childhood, often having problems with people around him, through the cause of social development issues.

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Matt Savage

Matt Savage

This little kid shows the spirits of the human mind, what it is capable of doing. The kid is basically an autistic savant musician, who has been suffering from pervasive development disorder since early child hood. He disliked loud music and refrained from much social interaction.  

However, Savage did manage to do one thing, he taught himself how to read piano sheet music at 6 and within no time was playing the piano. In time he has become a fully experienced music composer, that too without any formal training. He comes on the higher functioning part of the spectrum.

Matt Savage has toured around the world and performed at the Late Night with David Letterman show.

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Susan Boyle

Susan Boyle

If you don’t remember, in 2009 this Scottish women auditioned for the Britain’s Got Talent, and she touched the world with her mesmerizing voice and instantly became a sensation. After which she never looked back and went onto selling 14 million records around the world.

Until recently, Boyle announced that she was diagnosed with Asperger’s Syndrome, through a Scottish specialist – to which she called “a relief”

According to her “Asperger’s doesn’t define me. It’s a condition that I have to live with and work through, but I feel more relaxed about myself,” she said in the interview. Now that is what you call a never dying spirit.

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Stanley Kubrick

Stanley Kubrick

We never thought, that in our life time we would be talking about the renowned filmmaker to have suffered from Asperger’s syndrome. Though Kubrick does not live among us anymore, his legacy continues.

Kubrick was diagnosed in retrospect by Dr. Michael Fitzgerald along with co-writer Viktoria. They based their diagnosis on the facts on Kubrick’s behavioral traits – like obsessive interests, poor sociability and lack of adaptability towards new things.

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Jerry Seinfeld

Jerry Seinfeld

I won’t believe it, if you told me you haven’t watched Seinfeld. Nevertheless and all time classic comedic sitcom that aired on NBC, the lead character Jerry Seinfeld told the NBC news that he believes he’s on the autism spectrum.

Though not officially confirmed yet, the statement still came out to be a shocker. Especially for a person that grew up watching Seinfeld.

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Temple Grandin

Temple Grandin

I think it is justified to reserve this place for the most influential autism spokesperson, which is none other than Grandin. She has been a global voice on autism awareness by being the only person to publicly share extensive insights in her experiences of autism.

Her revolutionary consultation on animal science has proven valuable in the livestock industry. Even though Grandin was never formally diagnosed with autism in her childhood, she was properly diagnosed in her 40’s. Additionally, she is an advocate of greater good and has been named as a ‘Hero’ in the Times 100 most influential people.