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"It seems that for success in science and art, a dash of autism is essential." Dr Hans Asperger 1906-1980



Friday, 2 November 2012

FAMOUS PEOPLE AFFECTED BY AN ASD BORN IN NOVEMBER


When Jacob was diagnosed with Asperger's at age 5, we quickly began to wonder what it would be like for Jacob when he becomes a grown up.  Would he be successful?  Go to college?  Be rich and famous?  So I began to research celebrities and other notable people who had an ASD.  And was I surprised.  I had no idea how many famous people had been affected by an ASD.  Either by having an ASD themselves or having a family member with an ASD.

*Please note*  Not everyone listed in this series has been diagnosed with an ASD.  Some may have an actual ASD while some may be suspected of having an ASD.  Others on this list may have a family member with an ASD.  Some people listed are deceased so an actual diagnosis of an ASD is impossible.  Also, every one listed was mentioned on multiple websites which I felt were credible.  And I did not reference Wikipedia.

November 22, 1922  -  Charles Schulz  -  Creator of the comic strip Peanuts which made Charlie Brown and Snoopy famous.  Schulz also made multiple plays and movies which showcased his Peanuts characters.  Schulz also had an exhibit in the Louvre in Paris that showcased Snoopy.  Schulz was suspected to have had autism.

November 30, 1835  -  Mark Twain  -  Famous writer born Samuel Clemens became a writer for a newspaper at age 15.  Twain's most famous works include The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn and The Adventures of Tom Sawyer.  During his career, Twain wrote over 30 books.  Mark Twain was suspected to have had autism.



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4 comments:

  1. I had no idea that those two were suspected to have autism. I'm so glad there's more awareness now so children can get diagnosed earlier.

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  2. I do too. It was tough before the diagnosis

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