Famous People With Autism

Saturday, October 1 by Jackie Barlow

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It is truly amazing how many famous people with autism have contributed a great deal to our history. It is apparent that such individuals developed their senses far more than the ordinary person and were capable of being more in touch with their subconscious and the spiritual side of life. These geniuses are examples of the fact that a person with autism can process up to 250,000 cycles of brain wave energy every second compared to the average human, who only processes thirteen to 30 cycles of brain wave energy per second.

Bill Gates has allegedly been diagnosed with Asperger’s, an autism spectrum disorder.

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He is known to rock back and forth, but is that because he was given a rocking horse as a child and used a lot of his excess energy to rock? Gates has poor social skills; he is shy; his voice lacks tone; he doesn’t always use eye contact and he is often criticized for his failure to wear nice clothes. Yet, look what he has done for technology!

Albert Einstein did not speak until he was four years old and wasn’t fluent in language until he was eight or nine years old.

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As a child, Einstein had tantrums and was not proficient in expressing himself. He was a daydreamer in school and did poorly in school. He was another late talker. An autopsy of his brain showed that he did indeed have a larger cerebrum than normal, a feature of an autistic brain.

Thomas Jefferson is believed to have had autism/Asperger’s.

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Even though he was the author of the Declaration of Independence and the third president of the United States as well as being a lawyer, diplomat, farmer, architect and scientist, he was also shy, was a poor public speaker, was not able to relate to people and was extremely sensitive to loud noises.

Mozart wrote his first symphony at the age of eight.

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He was able to play music after hearing it only once. However, he also had a constant motion of feet and hands, had a tendency to jump, repeated his facial expressions and had hearing so sensitive that loud sounds made him physically sick. These are common traits for someone with Tourette’s syndrome, another autism spectrum disorder.

Thomas Edison’s head was larger than average, his forehead was unusually broad and he had deep-set large eyes.

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He was also very hyperactive. His dear mother was convinced that her son’s physical appearance and demeanor were simply outward signs of his extreme intelligence.