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.
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.
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.
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.
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.