Do you know anybody with Asperger Syndrome? You probably do. Asperger’s is a form of high functioning autism, and many people with autism have made enormous contributions to society. In fact, some of the world’s biggest and most well-known geniuses were autistic or had autistic tendencies. Here are 25 Famous People With Asperger Syndrome.
The famous Scottish singer won 2nd place on Britain’s Got Talent in 2009. Although she was diagnosed by doctors with “brain damage” at birth, the diagnosis was later shown to be wrong. She in fact has Asperger’s, which partly explained her lack of control over her emotions.
James was the 4th place winner on American Idol in 2011. And not only does he have Asperger’s, he also has Tourette. Apparently singing helps relieve his tics (from tourette) and also gives him a creative outlet with regards to Asperger’s.
Thanks to his love of routine, rigid nature, and history of depression, some psychologists have suggested that Lincoln had Asperger’s. Of course, all those traits led him to be the greatest president in history. Well, maybe except for the depression.
The British actor’s directorial debut Tyrannosaur is partly based on his Asperger’s. In spite of Asperger’s making it hard to read social cues, the disorder gifted him with intense focus that allowed him to overcome his deficits and become an award winning actor!
During early life, social interaction was a nightmare for Daryl. She would even rock back and forth to self-soothe. In spite of this, she went on to overcome the odds and become a well known Hollywood actress who starred in several films during the 1980s, notably Splash.