When you understand that some common symptoms of autism are; Issues with social interaction and anxiety, you will be surprised to find out that some people with the conditions have managed to get really famous and make a name for themselves.
In this article we will be going over some people with autism and aspergers that have managed to achieve notoriety. Some of the people on this list will surprise you.
Dan Aykroyd is a 64 year old actor who is diagnosed with Asperger’s syndrome. Dan Aykroyd is probably best known for both being a writer and actor in the 1984 film Ghostbusters. In case you did not know, he played Ray Stantz in the film.
Susan Boyle is a signer from Scotland who has Asperger’s syndrome. She first gained notoriety when she appeared on the British talent television show “Britain’s Got Talent”. After that Susan Boyle went on to have a career in music that was so successful that she was able to sing in front of Queen Elizabeth the 2nd at the 2014 Commonwealth Games.
Stephen Wiltshire is an autistic architectural artist. He is most known for being able to draw huge and detailed landscapes from just his memory.
Daryl Hannah is a 56 year old actress who was born in Chicago, Illinois. She was diagnosed with asperger’s syndrome as a kid. Daryl Hannah is most known for playing Elle Driver in the 2003 film “Kill Bill vol.1” but has also played in a huge variety of films with her first role play Pam in the 1978 film “The Fury”
Alexis Wineman is a 22 year old who was diagnosed with PDD-NOS at the age of 11 (PDD-NOS is often diagnosed instead of autistic disorder, when a patient displays some of the symptoms of the condition but not enough for the autistic disorder diagnoses).
Alexis Wineman first came to notoriety when she won Miss Montana 2012. She is also an autism advocate.
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