Celebrity Savants: 7 Famous People with Autism

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Mozart
Mozart is said to have had repeated facial expressions and was in need of constant motion of his hands and feet. His hearing was also very sensitive. His letters reveal that ... more 
Photo by: Wikimedia
Mozart
Mozart is said to have had repeated facial expressions and was in need of constant motion of his hands and feet. His hearing was also very sensitive. His letters reveal that one day Mozart was bored, so he jumped up and hurdled over tables and chairs, meowed like a cat and did somersaults.
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When celebrities are open about their private lives, they do us all a favor by raising awareness about various health issues and causes. John Wayne, for example, is considered a trailblazer in Hollywood for coming forward about having cancer during an era when celebrities typically did not speak of such things. Autism is considered a new developmental disorder, as it did not clinically exist until 1944. This list of famous people with autism includes the full spectrum of the diagnosis. There are many celebrities and famous people that are just now being diagnosed as adults. Click through for 7 famous people with autism! -By Dresden Shumaker

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