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Autistic Celebritie’s

Celebrities Who (Probably) Are Autistics

Albert Einstein

According to autism expert Simon Baron-Cohen believes that based on biographical information, Albert Einstein exhibited traits consistent with autism. Although it’s impossible to make a definitive diagnosis, he says that Einstein’s genius intellect, loner tendencies and obsessive, repetitive behaviour indicated that he was on the spectrum.(Source)

Sir Anthony Hopkins

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Sir Anthony Hopkins

The man who famously portrayed and won an Oscar for playing Hannibal Lecter in ‘Silence of the Lambs’ is considered one of the greatest living actors around. The actor has been diagnosed with high-functioning Asperger’s even though Hopkins has never actually said at what point in his life he received the diagnosis. When the actor was asked once about how being on the Spectrum affects him, he replied saying: “I don’t go to parties, I don’t have many friends, but I do like people.”

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

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Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

One of the greatest musicians of all time and a man who was known even by his peers as a prolific composer, Mozart was a genius who wrote his first musical piece when he was just five-years-old. It was reported that he had shown signs of neurological disorders that included Asperger’s. The things that pointed towards this diagnosis were his obsession with thoughts and static objects, frequent mood swings, repetitive movements, and other odd behavior.

James Taylor

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James Taylor

Singer songwriter James Taylor has Asperger’s. (Source)

Dan Aykroyd

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Dan Aykroyd

“Blues Brothers” star Dan Aykroyd was diagnosed with a mild case of Asperger’s as a child.(Source)

Susan Boyle

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Susan Boyle

Scottish singer Susan Boyle recently revealed that she had spent her life believing she had brain damage after being misdiagnosed as a young girl when in fact, she was on the autism spectrum. 

“It was the wrong diagnosis when I was a kid,” she said. “I was told I had brain damage. I always knew it was an unfair label. Now I have a clearer understanding of what’s wrong and I feel relieved and a bit more relaxed about myself.”

“It will not make any difference to my life. It’s just a condition that I have to live with and work through.”(Source)

Isaac Asimov

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Isaac Asimov

Many experts claim that I, Robot author Isaac Asimov had Asperger’s .(Source)

Daryl Hannah

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Daryl Hannah

Actor Daryl Hannah has been open about being diagnosed with autism as a young girl. She said the disorder manifested in debilitating shyness and a need to rock for self-soothing. She also said public events were a terrifying experience for her. 

“I was a little odd and incredibly introverted and withdrawn when I was young,” she told Women’s Weekly. “It’s confronting and always has been. But it’s the way I am; the way I have always been. I’m still not great in crowds. I’m fine one on one but in larger groups I lose my sense of self. Big events are always uncomfortable for me and I don’t know if I will ever grow out of it. I try to keep those feelings under control but it takes a lot of focus and concentration, and energy. It’s not always easy.”(Source)

David Byrne

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David Byrne

When asked about his condition, Talking Heads FrontMan David Byrne says that he just sees himself as “different” – not defective. “We all don’t have to be the same,” Byrne has said. “I used to get annoyed when folks placed value judgements on sociability — implying those who are not gregarious or social are somehow less — it’s just different.” (Source)

Bill Gates

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Bill Gates

Bill Gates is suspected of having Asperger’s , but it is not confirmed. Gates is thought to have Asperger’s because of his great intellect and social awkwardness. Gates also has a habit of swaying during meetings.(Source)

Andy Warhol

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Andy Warhol

Andy Warhol is suspected to have had Asperger’s because of his eccentric personality, unique way of viewing things, and the repetitive nature of his art.(Source)

Sir Isaac Newton

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Sir Isaac Newton

Thanks to researchers at Cambridge University, we have a pretty good idea that Isaac Newton had Asperger’s or something else on the spectrum. The researchers, who also argue that Albert Einstein was autistic, mention in their article evidence that Newton isolated himself as much as possible and was notoriously awkward when it came to typical daily conversation. He was not good at keeping friends, and relied strongly upon routines. Lastly, there are a number of reports that suggest that he was often so focused on his work, that he went for days at a time without eating or sleeping.

Travis Meeks

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Travis Meeks

Guitarist Travis Meeks, most famous for his work with Days of the New, has been diagnosed with Asperger’s .(Source)

Abraham Lincoln

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Abraham Lincoln

Abraham Lincoln is thought to have had Asperger’s because of his need to follow a routine, his rigid nature, and his history of depression.(Source)

Robin Williams

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Robin Williams

Comedian and actor Robin Williams was thought to have Asperger’s because of his social awkwardness and hyperactivity.(Source)

Al Gore

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Al Gore

Al Gore is thought to have Asperger’s because of his stiff demeanor, social awkwardness, and slow speech patterns. Another trait that Gore demonstrates is that he is very rigid in his beliefs.(Source)

Tim Burton

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Tim Burton

Director Tim Burton is thought to have Asperger’s . His ex-partner, Helena Bonham Carter, has been quoted as calling him “possibly autistic.”(Source)

Keith Olbermann

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Keith Olbermann

Keith Olbermann is thought to have Asperger’s because of his personality.  Olbermann also has Celiac disease, which can be linked to psychological disorders.(Source 12)

Michael Jackson

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Michael Jackson

Michael Jackson is suspected of having had Asperger’s , but it is not confirmed. His unusual behavior and social immaturity raised questions to whether he had the disorder. This could also be blamed on Jackson’s unconventional upbringing, but that can be dismissed because his siblings don’t exhibit these traits.(Source)

Alfred Hitchcock

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Alfred Hitchcock

Asperger’s groups believe that Alfred Hitchcock had the disorder because it would explain his lack of boundaries and eccentric behavior both on and off the set.(Source)

Woody Allen

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Woody Allen

Woody Allen is suspected of have Asperger’s , but it isn’t confirmed. Allen is thought to have it because of his social awkwardness and lack of boundaries. Allen has a very particular way of directing, and he doesn’t give the actor’s any notes. He just fires someone if he doesn’t like what they do instinctively.(Source)

Bill Gross

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Bill Gross

legendary investor and fund manager Known as a bond king reveals that he recognized his Asperger’s in his 70s after reading the Michael Lewis best seller and that the self-diagnosis was confirmed by a psychiatrist .

Andy Kaufman

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Andy Kaufman

Comedian Andy Kaufman was thought to have a high functioning case of Asperger’s due to social awkwardness and his fixation on merging comedy with life.  Kaufman pushed the boundaries so far that people thought it was a joke when he was dying of cancer.(Source)

Bob Dylan

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Bob Dylan

Bob Dylan is suspected of having Asperger’s , but it is not confirmed. He is thought to have the disorder because of his social awkwardness and lack of boundaries. Dylan also seemed to not be able to hear people booing when he famously switched to electric guitar, and he absolutely never plays a song the same way twice, rendering some of his greatest hits unrecognizable. (Source)

Jim Henson

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Jim Henson

Muppets creator Jim Henson was suspected of having Asperger’s .(Source)

Mark Twain

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Mark Twain

Mark Twain is thought to have had Asperger’s because of his eccentric personality and reclusive nature as he aged.(Source)

Michael Palin

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Michael Palin

Monty Python actor Michael Palin is thought to have Asperger’s because of his stutter and social awkwardness.(Source)

Heather Kuzmich

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Heather Kuzmich

America’s Next Top Model star Heather Kuzmich has been diagnosed with Asperger’s .(Source)

Howard Hughes

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Howard Hughes

Billionaire Howard Hughes is thought to have had Asperger’s because of his eccentric personality, reclusive nature, and his ability to get fixated on a specific topic.(Source)

Greta Thunberg

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Greta Thunberg

Greta Thunberg is a Swedish activist. She is known for her work against climate change, a popular example of youth activism.

Crispin Glover

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Crispin Glover

Actor Crispin Glover demonstrates many of the traits associated with Asperger’s .(Source)

Charles M. Schulz

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Charles M. Schulz

Cartoonist Charles Schulz was thought to have had Asperger’s , and many people believe that his most famous creation, Charlie Brown, demonstrated many of the traits associated with the disorder.(Source)

Michael Burry

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Michael Burry

American investor and hedge fund manager, Burry was one of the first investors to recognize and profit from the impending subprime mortgage crisis. He is the main character that acted by Christian Bale in the big short film.

Gary Numan

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Gary Numan

“Cars” singer Gary Numan was diagnosed with Asperger’s as an adult.(Source)

Jamie Hyneman

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Jamie Hyneman

Mythbusters star Jamie Hyneman displays many of the traits associated with the disorder.(Source)

Bobby Fischer

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Bobby Fischer

Many experts believe that chess legend Bobby Fischer demonstrates all of the traits associated with Asperger’s .(Source)

Charles Darwin

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Charles Darwin

Trinity College professor Michael Fitzgerald, a leading psychiatrist, researched and published a paper concluding that Charles Darwin had Asperger’s. There are records from Darwin’s childhood that state he was a very quiet and isolated child, who avoided interaction with others as much as he could. Like so many others with Asperger’s, he sought alternative ways of communicating, such as writing letters. He had fixations with certain topics like chemistry, but was a very visual thinker — all traits of someone on the autism spectrum.

James Durbin

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James Durbin

American Idol fan favorite James Durbin has been diagnosed with Asperger’s and Tourette syndrome. (Source)

H. P. Lovecraft

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H. P. Lovecraft

Many experts believe that horror writer H.P. Lovecraft demonstrated traits consistent with an Asperger’s diagnosis.

Craig Nicholls

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Craig Nicholls

Craig Nicholls, the lead singer of The Vines, has been diagnosed with Asperger’s .(Source)

Paddy Considine

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Paddy Considine

British actor Paddy Considine was diagnosed with Asperger’s at age 35. Considine is best known for his work with Simon Pegg in Hot Fuzz and The World’s End.(Source)

Dan Harmon

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Dan Harmon

Writer and producer Dan Harmon was diagnosed with autism late in life while he was writing for the show Community. He found that he very similar tendencies to the character of Abed, who is on the autism spectrum, which drove him to consult a doctor. 

“I started looking up these symptoms,” he says, “Just to know what they are. And the more I looked them up, the more familiar they started to seem(Source)

Clay Marzo

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Clay Marzo

Clay Marzo is one of the best surfers on the planet and has also been diagnosed with Asperger’s .(Source)

Ladyhawke

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Ladyhawke

Ladyhawke front woman Pip Brown has been diagnosed with Asperger’s .(Source)

Adam Young

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Adam Young

Owl City musician Adam Young has the symptoms of the disorder.(Source)

Charlie Chaplin

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Charlie Chaplin

I’m autistic!

Congratulation! Welcome to the world’s first talented Autistics network, you are already a gifted person, because as you know you are an interesting person probably with such different way of living, feeling, thinking, acting etc.

We are going to change the world together, However lot’s of changes already happens in the world by Autistics like ALBERT EINSTEIN, CHARLES DARWIN, ANTHONY HOPKINS and so forth.

The most important thing is, there are a lots of Autistics out there that try to create lot’s of things and enhance their extraordinary skills, we are going to go a long way in a short time to have the most powerful society in the world by knowing and helping each other to develop the impact of Autistics in the world, so this is the first step of our journey, this site is going to be for all of us to cooperate within it.

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Am I Autistic?

May be you doubt about whether you have ASD (autism spectrum Disorder) or not, so here we have a simple and quick test to know whether you are Autistic or not?
First we recommends to watch the What is Autism Spectrum Disorder Clip, it will help you to recognize Autism, then take a simple test bellow:
We mentions 4 general categories for ASD diagnosed person, there are 37criteria’s overall, read them carefully then counts the criteria’s that fits u, if there are 27 or over 27 criteria’s that fits u, u are Autistic with high probability.

Don’t forget to check it again with autism expert.

1. Social Skills

  • Does not respond to name by 12 months of age
  • Avoids eye-contact
  • Prefers to play alone
  • Does not share interests with others
  • Only interacts to achieve a desired goal
  • Has flat or inappropriate facial expressions
  • Does not understand personal space boundaries
  • Avoids or resists physical contact
  • Is not comforted by others during distress
  • Has trouble understanding other people’s feelings or talking about own feelings

2. Communication

  • Delayed speech and language skills
  • Repeats words or phrases over and over (echolalia)
  • Reverses pronouns (e.g., says “you” instead of “I”)
  • Gives unrelated answers to questions
  • Does not point or respond to pointing
  • Uses few or no gestures (e.g., does not wave goodbye)
  • Talks in a flat, robot-like, or sing-song voice
  • Does not pretend in play (e.g., does not pretend to “feed” a doll)
  • Does not understand jokes, sarcasm, or teasing

3. Unusual Interests and Behaviors

  • Lines up toys or other objects
  • Plays with toys the same way every time
  • Likes parts of objects (e.g., wheels)
  • Is very organized
  • Gets upset by minor changes
  • Has obsessive interests
  • Has to follow certain routines
  • Flaps hands, rocks body, or spins self in circles

4. Other Symptoms

  • Hyperactivity (very active)
  • Impulsivity (acting without thinking)
  • Short attention span
  • Aggression
  • Causing self injury
  • Temper tantrums
  • Unusual eating and sleeping habits
  • Unusual mood or emotional reactions
  • Lack of fear or more fear than expected
  • Unusual reactions to the way things sound, smell, taste, look, or feel

Reference

Johnson, C.P. Early Clinical Characteristics of Children with Autism. In: Gupta, V.B. ed: Autistic Spectrum Disorders in Children. New York: Marcel Dekker, Inc., 2004:85-123.

YEAH, I think that I’M AUTISTIC!