Excerpt from an earlier post and extended article by this same author.
DARYL HANNAH? TOM HANKS?
FAMOUS PEOPLE WITH AUTISM!!
So, to answer those who, after hearing that Daryl Hannah has Autism, always ask…Daryl Hannah? I will begin my own list comprised of those with AD, or the characteristics that would qualify the diagnosis of AD. It is important to note that until the 1940s, Autism was mistakenly categorized as various other disorders such as Schizophrenia. Dr. Leo Kanner noted the uniquely distinct patterns of behaviors while at the same time Dr. Hans Asperger came up with the name “Autism.” In 1943, Dr. Kanner published the first book specifically related to Autism entitle, the Nervous Child. By actual diagnosis and characteristics of, this partial list was compiled.
With fame comes almost instant endorsement credibility. Societal acknowledgement that Autism is curable would bring it far more into the open and we all would be closer to ending debates and getting positive results! We would stop crucifying each other and stand together to battle Autism.
In summation, I wanted to share the partially compiled list of famous characteristically AD persons with the readers in hopes of turning around the negative stigma associated with our children’s diagnosis. I personally wish that some of them would come forward and speak out until our kids are able to. The successes tell the story: autism is curable and hard, appropriate therapy at the correct age frame is the key.
Daryl Hannah is an Autistic person, really! OK, and how about her co-star Tom Hanks? Tom Hanks is also Autistic. Surprised? Then how about Peter Howson, Luke Jackson, Heather Kuzmich, Virginia Woolf, William Shakespeare, Hans Christian Anderson, Goethe, Isaac Asimov, Craig Nicholls, Alexander Graham Bell, Gary Numan, Tim Page, Dawn Prince-Hughes, Vernon L. Smith, Satoshi Tajiri, Raymond Thompson, Liane Holliday Willey, Michelle Dawson, Temple Grandin, Caiseal Mor, Hikari Oe, Dylan Scott Pierce, Jim Sinclair, Amanda Baggs, Lucy Blackman, Alonzo Clemons, Tony DeBlois, Christopher Knowles, Leslie Lemke, Jonathan Lerman, Jason McElwain, Thristan Mendoza, Tito Mukhopadhyay, Derek Paravicini, Kim Peek, James Henry Pullen, Matt Savage, Birger Sellin, Henriett Seth, Daniel Tammet, Richard Wawro, Stephen Wiltshire, Napoleon Bonaparte, George Washington, John Quincy Adams, Andrew Jackson, Andrew Johnson Abraham Lincoln, Teddy Roosevelt, William Taft, Harry Truman, Ludwig Van Beethoven, Elvis Presley, Peter the Great, Wilhelm II, Alexander the Great, Isaac Newton, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Jeremy Bentham, Socrates, Henry Ford, Bill Gates, Robin Williams, Marilyn Monroe, Clark Gable, Charles Dickinson, Jane Austen, Béla Bartók, Ludwig von Beethoven, Anton Bruckner, Henry Cavendish, Emily Dickinson, Thomas Edison, Albert Einstein, Henry Ford, Kaspar Hauser, Oliver Heaviside, Thomas Jefferson, Carl Jung, Franz Kafka, Wasily Kandinsky, H P Lovecraft, Ludwig II, 1845-1886, King of Bavaria, Charles Rennie Mackintosh, Gustav Mahler, Friedrich Nietzsche, Bertrand Russell, George Bernard Shaw, Richard Strauss, Nikola Tesla, Henry Thoreau, Alan Turing, Mark Twain, Vincent Van Gogh, Matthew Laborteaux, Ludwig Wittgenstein, Isaac Asimov, Hans Asperger, John Denver, Glenn Gould, Jim Henson, Alfred Hitchcock, Howard Hughes, Andy Kaufman, L S Lowry, Charles Schulz, Andy Warhol, Woody Allen, Tony Bennett, Bob Dylan, Joseph Erber, Bobby Fischer, Bill Gates, Al Gore, Jeff Greenfield. David Helfgott, Garrison Keillor, John Motson, John Nash, Keith Olbermann, Michael Palin, Keanu Reeves, Oliver Sacks, James Taylor, Dezi Carden, Dan Aykroyd, Shannon Bull, Louis IV of France, Catherine the Great, Leonardo da Vinci, Peter Tork, Stephen Spielburg…
I am so excited that my son has joined the ranks of some of the undeniably most remakable, brilliant and talented people in our lives and history!
Welcome to AUTISM!!