Celebrities with autism
Back in 1911, Eugen Bleuler used the word autism to describe a symptom of schizophrenia which comes from the Greek word “autos” meaning “self”. In the 40’s though, American Leo Kanner and German Hans Asperger researched autism more in-depth and eventually came up with the Kanner Syndrome, which later became known as Early Infantile Autism, and Asperger’s Syndrome. Over the years though, the definition of Autism and Aspergers has developed and changed.
Currently, it is defined as a neuro-developmental disability that mainly affects parts of the brain that are linked to social interaction and communication. Those that have this tendency to have a more difficult time creating relationships, developing language and understanding abstract ideas. It is also a spectrum disorder meaning some may have a mild form while others may have a much more severe form and is a “hidden” disability meaning those that have this have no physical difference from their peers but their behaviours are quite different.
Here are some well-known figures in the past and present that have gone on to do remarkable and inspiring achievements.
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