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Other contemporary famous people who are thought to have autism:
* Woody Allen, 1935-, US comedian, actor, writer, director, producer, jazz clarinettist
* Bob Dylan, 1941-, US singer-songwriter
* Joseph Erber, 1985-, young English composer/musician who has Asperger’s Syndrome, subject of a BBC TV documentary
* Bobby Fischer, 1943-, US chess champion
* Bill Gates, 1955-, US global entrepreneur and benefactor - above
* Genie, 1957-?, US “wild child” (see also L’Enfant Sauvage, Victor, above)
* Crispin Glover, 1964-, US actor
* Al Gore, 1948-, former US Vice President and presidential candidate
* Jeff Greenfield, 1943-, US political analyst/speechwriter, a political wonk
* David Helfgott, 1947-, Australian pianist, subject of the film Shine
* Michael Jackson, 1958-, US singer
* Garrison Keillor, 1942-, US writer, humorist and host of Prairie Home Companion
* Kevin Mitnick, 1963-, US “hacker”
* John Motson, 1945-, English sports commentator
* NEW John Nash, 1928-, US mathematician (portrayed by Russell Crowe in A Beautiful Mind, USA 2001)
* Keith Olbermann, 1959-, US sportscaster
* Keanu Reeves, 1964-, Lebanese/Canadian/US actor
* Oliver Sacks, 1933-, UK/US neurologist, author of 'The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat and Awakenings.'
Historical Figures who are thought to have had Autism:and the source that evidenced the suggestion. (Wikipedia)
Hans Christian Andersen – author Michael Fitzgerald
Béla Bartók – 20th century Hungarian composer Ioan James; Oliver Sacks says the evidence seems "very thin at best".
Hugh Blair of Borgue – 18th century Scottish landowner thought mentally incompetent, now studied as case history of autism. Rab Houston and Uta Frith Wolff calls the evidence "convincing".
Lewis Carroll – writer, logician Michael Fitzgerald
Henry Cavendish – 18th century British scientist. He was unusually reclusive, literal minded, had trouble relating to people, had trouble adapting to people, difficulties looking straight at people, drawn to patterns, etc. Oliver Sacks, and Ioan James; Fred Volkmar of Yale Study Child Center is skeptical.
Charles XII of Sweden – speculated to have had Asperger syndrome Swedish researchers, Gillberg and Lagerkvist
Jeffrey Dahmer – serial killer Silva, et al.
Anne Claudine d'Arpajon, comtesse de Noailles – French governess, lady of honor, tutor Society for French Historical Studies, New York Times
Charles Darwin – naturalist, associated with the theory of evolution by natural selection Michael Fitzgerald
Emily Dickinson – poet Vernon Smith
Éamon de Valera – Irish revolutionary and politician Michael Fitzgerald
Paul Dirac – British mathematician and physicist. He was Lucasian Professor of Mathematics at Cambridge University, 1933–1963 and a Fellow of St John's College. Awarded the 1933 Nobel Prize in Physics for his work on the mathematical foundations of Quantum Mechanics. Ioan James and Graham Farmelo
Albert Einstein – physicist See analysis below
Janet Frame – New Zealand author Sarah Abrahamson; this suggestion has been the subject of some controversy.[not in citation given]
Glenn Gould – Canadian pianist and noted Bach interpreter. He liked routine to the point he used the same seat until it was worn through. He also disliked social functions to the point that in later life he relied on the telephone or letters for virtually all communication. He had an aversion to being touched, had a different sense of hot or cold than most, and would rock back and forth while playing music. He is speculated to have had Asperger syndrome. Michael Fitzgerald, Ioan James, Tony Attwood, and NPR
Adolf Hitler – Austrian born, Nazi German politician, chancellor and dictator Michael Fitzgerald and Andreas Fries; although others disagree and say that there is not sufficient evidence to indicate any diagnoses for Hitler.
Thomas Jefferson – US President Norm Ledgin Tony Attwood, and Ioan James
Keith Joseph – father of Thatcherism Michael Fitzgerald
James Joyce – author of Ulysses Michael Fitzgerald and Antionette Walker; this theory has been called "a somewhat odd hypothesis".
Stanley Kubrick - filmmaker Michael Fitzgerald
William McGonagall - poet, notoriously bad yet he never understood that others mocked him Norman Watson
Michelangelo – Italian Renaissance artist, based on his inability to form long-term attachments and certain other characteristics Arshad and Fitzgerald; Ioan James also discussed Michelangelo's autistic traits.
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart – composer Tony Attwood and Michael Fitzgerald; others disagree that there is sufficient evidence to indicate any diagnoses for Mozart.
Isaac Newton See analysis below
Moe Norman – Canadian golfer USA Today
George Orwell – writer speculated to have had Asperger Syndrome. His troubled life went along with social interaction problems. Towards the end of his life he wrote a bitter polemic on his preparatory boarding school "Such, Such Were the Joys" which displays many of the characteristics of Asperger's and interpersonal relationships. Orwell knew this intensely personal account was libellous and biographers have found it a challenge to explain its conflict with the truth, but Orwell still felt it important to publish this account eventually. Michael Fitzgerald
Enoch Powell – British politician Michael Fitzgerald
Srinivasa Ramanujan – mathematician Ioan James and Michael Fitzgerald
Charles Richter – seismologist, creator of the eponymous scale of earthquake magnitude Susan Hough in her biography of Richter
Erik Satie – composer Ioan James and Michael Fitzgerald
Jonathan Swift – author Ioan James and Michael Fitzgerald
Nikola Tesla - inventor, and electrical and mechanical engineer. Was able to mentally picture very detailed mechanisms; spoke 8 languages; was never married; was very sensitive to touch and had an acute sense of hearing and sight; was obsessed with the number three; was disgusted by jewelery and overweight people and also had several eating compulsions NPR, Harvey Blume
Alan Turing – pioneer of computer sciences. He seemed to be a math savant and his lifestyle has many autism traits about it. Tony Attwood and Ioan James
Michael Ventris – English architect who deciphered Linear B Simon Baron-Cohen
Andy Warhol – American artist Michael Fitzgerald and Ioan James
Blind Tom Wiggins – autistic savant Oliver Sacks
Ludwig Wittgenstein – Austrian philosopher Michael
Fitzgerald Tony Attwood, and Ioan James; But
Oliver Sacks seems to disagree.
W. B. Yeats – poet and dramatist Michael Fitzgerald
JUST THINK OF THE HUGE IMPLICATIONS TO OUR SOCIETY AND RICH CULTURAL WORLD IF THESE PEOPLE HAD BEEN NEGATIVELY LABELLED AND WORST STILL MEDICATED.
"THERE IS NO DOUBT THAT AUTISM EXISTS.THE KEY QUESTION IS HOW DO WE USE IT HELPFULLY TO HELP THE PERSON BE MORE SUCCESSFUL AS AN INDIVIDUAL AND TO EMULATE SOME OF THOSE EMINENT INFLUENCES ABOVE. "
Dave Traxson Psychologist 2011.
Autism Spectrum Disorder
Must meet criteria A, B, C, and D: to have diagnosis and possible medication.
A. "Persistent deficits in social communication and social interaction across contexts, and manifest by all 3 of the following":
1. Deficits in social-emotional reciprocity; ranging from abnormal social approach and failure of normal back and forth conversation through reduced sharing of interests, emotions, and affect
2. Deficits in nonverbal communicative behaviors used for social interaction; ranging from poorly integrated- verbal and nonverbal communication, through abnormalities in eye contact and body-language, or deficits in understanding and use of nonverbal communication, to inappropriate facial expression or gestures.
3. Deficits in developing and maintaining relationships, appropriate to developmental level (beyond those with caregivers)
B. " Restricted, repetitive patterns of behavior, interests, or activities as manifested by at least two of the following":
1. Stereotyped or repetitive speech, motor movements, or use of objects; (such as simple motor stereotypies and echolalia.)
2. Excessive adherence to routines, ritualized patterns of verbal or nonverbal behavior, or excessive resistance to change.
3. Highly restricted, fixated interests that are abnormal in intensity or focus; (such as strong attachment to or preoccupation with unusual objects).
4. Hyper-or hypo-reactivity to sensory input or unusual interest in sensory aspects of environment).
C. "Symptoms must be present in early childhood (but may not become fully manifest until social demands exceed limited capacities)"
D. " Symptoms together limit and impair everyday functioning."
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