Autism is one of the most controversial neurological conditions that exist and that its mysterious origin gives a lot to talk about.
It is a condition that affects the nervous system and produces various developmental disabilities. The severity of autism varies widely: 45% of patients lack the basic communication skills, but many others such as those with Asperger syndrome have had very productive lives.
That is why it has designated 2 April as World Day for Autism Awareness; And according to UN figures, over 80% of adults with autism are unemployed. Research indicates that employers are letting out capacities presented more usually between people with autism spectrum disorders than among the “neurotypical” workers, such as increased competition in the pattern recognition and logical reasoning, and a greater attention to detail.
However things are not so bad, because as we’ll show below, this condition is not at all an impediment to a successful life; And, throughout history, there have been famous people with autism, and yet have reached the peak of their careers.
An example of genius in music. Since very little was evident talent. However, it says that it was hard to leave the musical routine and socialize.
2. Michael Phelps.
It is considered the greatest swimmer in history, in 2004 was the feeling of the Olympic Games in Athens and Beijing in 2008 won a record eight gold medals. His personality stands out because even usually smile when just won a test.
3. Tim Burton.
This famous filmmaker there is no medical confirmation of suffering autism, however, his wife, actress Helena Bonham Carter has confessed that manifestations of autism.
4. Satoshi Tajiri.
The Japanese creator of Pokemon, one of the most famous animated series in recent years. He was diagnosed with Asperger’s Syndrome to be unable to recognize emotional gestures of people.
5. Nikola Tesla.
A great inventor and engineer who harbored a number of phobias, and maintained celibacy. Although seemed very friendly, it could be very unpleasant if replicated something. Officially it is believed that she had obsessive compulsive disorder, but many of their behaviors may also be autistic.
6. Lewis Carroll.
It is the writer of “Alice in Wonderland”, “Alice in the mirror” and “The game of logic.” According to his records, from small it was a precocious reader and suffered epilepsy. Although not stated autism, there are personality traits that confirm this.
7. Stanley Kubrick.
Surely you know this famous film director, creator of films like “A Clockwork Orange” and “2001: A Space Odyssey”. He was known for his perfectionism and being sullen; also loved the company of animals and people felt nervous.
8. Bill Gates.
Microsoft co-founder at a young demonstrated an unparalleled insight into the computer. As signs of autism or Asperger syndrome show that still has continuous rolling movements when concentrated, avoids eye contact and tends to be angry.
9. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.
One of the most important composers of music history. His music has been studied and it has been found that many autistic sensitive ear only tolerate Mozart, so it is thought that he also suffered from this disease.
10. Albert Einstein.
This is one of the famous for his “Theory of Relativity” most brilliant men in history. They say that was a very intelligent boy and technical common characteristics among people with autism.