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5 People You Didn’t Know Had Autism

5 People you didn’t know had Autism

1 Wolfgang Mozart


It is reported that Wolfgang Mozart had repeated facial expressions and constant motion of his hands and feet. It is also known that Mozart’s hearing was very sensitive and that load sudden noises would disturb him to the point of him feeling sick.

Mozart was unable to engage for very long in intellectual conversations as he did not have the attention span to do so and also had very bad mood swings.

These plus many other characteristics lead many people to believe without a doubt that Mozart was probably quite high up on the autistic spectrum.

2 Tim Burton

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If you have ever watched a Tim Burton Movie, it will probably not come as too much of a surprise that he is not quite the typical thinker.

Tim spent most of his childhood as a recluse. He enjoyed paining and watching movies. Being a recluse child might seem sad to you and I however this is what makes some children with autism very happy.

His Wife Helena Bonham Carter is also on the autistic spectrum. They live in London in houses next door to one another with an adjoining hallway.

3 Andy Warhol

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Andy Warhol is widely known as an artistic and autistic genius. Warhol’s art has been something that he has been engrossed in all of his life in which his autism has made him obsess about it.

This combined with the ‘out of the box’ thinking, which, living with autism will come naturally to Warhol, has produced some of the most amazing and world renounced artwork ever.

4 Susan Boyle

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Susan Boyle’s rise to fame has highlight what is common place for every person out there with autism. When she first walked on stage and introduced herself, the whole audience just thought she was some weird crazy woman who would be completely talent-less.

Well, Susan soon proved them wrong. People a quick to judge other people with autism and write them off, however Susan Boyle showed the world that Autism is no boundary for talent and stardom.

5 Dan Aykroyd


Not many people will know that Dan Aykroyd suffers with Autism as he comes across as a big, loud, confident kind of guy which is generally the opposite to most autistic people.

Speaking to the MailOnline, Aykroyd had this to say

I was diagnosed with Tourette’s at 12. I had physical tics, nervousness and made grunting noises and it affected how outgoing I was. I had therapy which really worked and by 14 my symptoms eased. I also have Asperger’s but I can manage it. It wasn’t diagnosed until the early Eighties when my wife persuaded me to see a doctor. One of my symptoms included my obsession with ghosts and law enforcement — I carry around a police badge with me, for example. I became obsessed by Hans Holzer, the greatest ghost hunter ever. That’s when the idea of my film Ghostbusters was born.

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