Autism is a complex disorder that includes communication problems and behavioral outlook. Often people come into the limelight because of their skills, creativity, and contributions. Many autistic people are bestowed with musical skills, enhanced creativity, and expertise in complex subjects, such as maths and science. What makes these autistic people stand apart from the crowd of normal people is not their strife, but their accomplishment.
Mentioned below is the description of the 10 best famous inspirational and autistic people who have overcome their disability in terms of their achievements, etc. What these people achieved have made them extraordinary and stand out from the crowd.
10. Temple Grandin
Temple Grandin is an autistic woman. She is one of the famous and renowned scientists in the humanitarian livestock industry. Temple very well understood as to how to communicate her requirements. Later on, she became the voice of the autistic people all over the world. Grandin while traveling all across the globe and advocated for the acceptance of autistic people and pleaded the world to set aside the misconceptions against them. She inspired everyone to think and give due consideration to autistic children in schools and provide employment opportunities to autistic adults.
9. Emily Dickinson
Emily Dickinson was one of the famous poets of American. He had a great inclination to write progressive poetry. She never got married and her behavior was odd at times. She suffered from a kind of neurological disorder, named epilepsy and despite her condition, she wrote many good poems and there is one famous poem which was classified as a supreme poem among the others. In the title of the aforesaid poem, hope is symbolically defined as a bird that rests in the soul, sings constantly and never requests for anything even in the adverse conditions. Dickinson kept close ties with her family, relatives, and friends but her splendid work came into limelight and duly recognized only after his death. With regard to Dickinson and autism, one should pay a real tribute to Dickinson by learning more bout autism.
8. John Elder Robison
John Elder Robison is a Scholar at the Department of Neurodiversity, William and Mary College. He was not aware of the diagnosis of autism and lead his life in uncertainty. Even his family was quite odd where he grew up. He has been conducting strong advocacy to raise awareness about autism. At the age of 40, when he was diagnosed with autism, he had a fair and better understanding of shedding light on his childhood. It is in this context, he penned down his biography entitled, ‘Look Me in the Eye’. After that, he was known for his excellent communication skills which turned him into a good speaker and did strong advocacy towards autism to change the outlook of the people towards autistic people. He organized many programs on autism in association with several agencies of the government, such as the US Department of Defense, Education, and Social Security. Robison has undergone a trans magnetic stimulation procedure, which is non-invasive, to stimulate nerve cells present in the brain.
7. Ido Kedar
Ido is 21 years of age and an autistic person. It was very well told by his parents that he would not be able to speak independently throughout his whole life. Although he is not counted in the eminent personalities of the world, his book entitled, ‘Ido in Autismland’ shed light on his autistic life and how he has lived and coped up with autism. Some people expected that Ido would not be able to read, but it made them clear that he can do more of what they have believed by provoking different words. It seems that he had very well fought with his autism and conquered it. Currently, He is working as an influential advocate which is helping and educating people on nonverbal autism. He had broken the barriers of disability and entered into the new world of communication.
6. Daryl Hannah
Daryl Hannah is a Hollywood actress and working towards saving the environment. She has done the most promising roles in Splash, Blade Runner, and Kill Bill. Hannah was diagnosed with autism during her childhood. She was battling with insomnia during her childhood and meanwhile developed a keen interest in movies. During childhood, she met with an accident and her index finger of left hand got trapped in a pulley and that is why in movies she manages with a prosthetic finger. She was very shy since her childhood that she was identified with marginal autism. Today also, she is very introvert and does not interact with people much and feels comfortable sitting all alone in a corner and noticing people. In spite of all this, she has made optimum use of her creativity, skills and innovative ideas to become a successful and top actress.
5. Dan Aykroyd
Dan Aykroyd is one of the famous and renowned comic actors. He had been debarred from two different schools when the school authorities came to know that he was diagnosed with mild Asperger’s Syndrome by the doctor. By that time, Aykroyd has not been hiding anything and sharing his understandings of autism with the people. He always spoke a great deal about autism and revealed how it has helped him while performing in a blockbuster comedy named ‘Ghostbusters’.
4. Satoshi Tajiri
Satoshi Tajiri, being autistic since his childhood, had various fascinations. He was attracted and carried away by insects and indulged himself in collecting bugs. Therefore, other children labeled him as ‘Dr. Bug’. He was not able to focus on his studies in the school and often getting bored there. As time passed, he aroused his interest in playing video games and for that, he started skipping school. Tajiri is the creator of Pokemon, which had itself made him a source of inspiration among millions of kids and even adults across the globe. Tajiri’s main objective is to provide exclusive games to children which will give the same amount of happiness to them which he had himself experienced during his school time by collecting bugs. It is the hobby of autistic people to collect things.
3. Andy Warhol
Andy Warhol was autistic. This statement has been backed by one of the leading experts, such as the Director of the Centre for Autism, UK Judith Gould. Warhol was an overachiever and obsessed about his collection. He never took things out of the wrapping paper which he bought for himself. He never got married and has an extraordinary autistic brain. He suffered from the syndrome of anxiety. During the time of interviews, he always provided abrupt answers to various questions, which may be due to verbal dyslexia that is common among autistic people. He had a fear in mind to visit the hospital and when he suffered from severe abdomen he delayed going to the hospital. He underwent surgery and died.
2. Stanley Kubrick
Stanley Kubrick is one of the most famous and renowned film director, scriptwriter and producer. He made visually inspiring films by working in a systematic manner. Kubrick worked day and night tirelessly throughout the year on his last movie entitled, ‘Eyes Wide Shut’. He laid stress on several takes while directing the film until he reaches that level of perfection. Sometimes, his actors got irritated because of the inconvenience caused due to re-takes. Those who knew him very well and were associated with him for quite sometime defining him as a person who was fully committed and dedicated towards his work. He had set a clear vision for the future to attain his goals.
1. Albert Einstein
Albert Einstein had an incomprehensible and unbelievable mind and founded the theory of relativity. He was non-verbal since his early childhood and was not able to attain language at the age of three-four years. Irrespective of the fact, Einstein quickly fast-tracked by going to school and started gaining insights on the concepts which were far beyond his levels. The married life of Einstein was not successful at all and he faced several hardships. What made him comfortable and sad when he was asked not to touch his own children. Being a father, he was completely shattered. This a kind of erratic behavior that these autistic people are facing from society at large after labeling them as autistic. We can say that we are proud of Einstein that he has an incredible mind due to his being autistic. A blessing in disguise.
It has been seen from the above description that some of the autistic people possess a great deal of expertise which clearly depicts the fact that everybody, irrespective of their disabilities that make them diverse from other abled people, has an inborn talent and capability within them that is God-gifted. These capabilities surely need to be explored so that one can reach new heights by properly utilizing their skills. It is up to them how can they achieve success in their lives by setting a vision for the future.