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Encyclopedia > List of people on the autistic spectrum

This is a list of noteworthy people known to have a condition on the autism spectrum. The autism spectrum, also called autism spectrum disorders (ASD) or autism spectrum conditions (ASC), with the word autistic sometimes replacing autism, is a spectrum of psychological conditions characterized by widespread abnormalities of social interactions and communication, as well as severely restricted interests and highly repetitive behavior. ...


Asperger syndrome

Further information: Asperger syndrome

Asperger syndrome (also Aspergers syndrome, Aspergers disorder, Aspergers, AS, or AD) is one of several autism spectrum disorders (ASD) characterized by difficulties in social interaction and by restricted and stereotyped interests and activities. ... This biographical article needs additional references for verification. ... This biographical article needs additional references for verification. ... Angie Dickinson (born September 30, 1931) is a Golden Globe-winning American television and film actress, perhaps best known for her role as the sultry Sergeant Leann (not Suzanne) Pepper Anderson in the 1970s crime drama Police Woman. ... Richard Ewen Borcherds (born November 29, 1959) is a British mathematician specializing in lattices, number theory, group theory, and infinite-dimensional algebras. ... The obverse of the Fields Medal The Fields Medal is a prize awarded to two, three, or four mathematicians not over 40 years of age at each International Congress of the International Mathematical Union, a meeting that takes place every four years. ... William Billy Jensen Cottrell (born 1980) is a former Ph. ... For aerial attack with incendiary weapons, see firebombing. ... Peter Howson (born 1958) is a Scottish painter. ... Luke Christopher Jackson, became famous at the age of 13 when he wrote a book from first-hand experience about what it is like to have Asperger syndrome. ... Craig Robert Nicholls, (born August 31, 1977 in Sydney, Australia) is the lead singer, songwriter and guitarist of the rock group The Vines. ... Garage rock is a raw form of rock and roll that was first popular in the United States and Canada from about 1963 to 1967. ... The Vines are an Australian garage rock band notable for producing a raw musical hybrid of 60s rock and 90s alternative music. ... For the video game programmer Garry Newman, see Garrys Mod. ... Tim Page (born October 11, 1954 in San Diego, California) is a writer, editor, producer and music critic. ... The Pulitzer Prize is an American award regarded as the highest national honor in print journalism, literary achievements, and musical composition. ... Dawn Prince-Hughes Dawn Prince-Hughes, Ph. ... Families 15, See classification A primate is any member of the biological order Primates, the group that contains all the species commonly related to the lemurs, monkeys, and apes, with the latter category including humans. ... See Anthropology. ... Ethology is the scientific study of animal behaviour (particularly of social animals such as primates and canids), and is a branch of zoology. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... The Nobel Prizes (pronounced no-BELL or no-bell) are awarded annually to people who have done outstanding research, invented groundbreaking techniques or equipment, or made outstanding contributions to society. ... Satoshi Tajiri , born on August 28, 1965) is a Japanese electronic game designer and the creator of Pocket Monsters, better known as Pokémon. ... The official Pokémon logo. ... Raymond Thompson is a New Zealand scriptwriter and TV producer. ... Liane Holliday Willey (author) Liane Holliday Willey, EdD (born 1959) is a popular keynote speaker and best-selling American author on the subject of Asperger Syndrome. ...

High-functioning autism

Further information: High-functioning autism

This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ... Michelle Dawson is an autistic, autism researcher and autism rights activist who is most well known for writing a paper challenging the ethical and scientific foundations of Applied Behavioral Analysis(ABA)-based autism interventions and challenging ABA in the Supreme Court of Canada. ... Some autistic people have at least some language skills, and have started to speak and/or write for themselves about their experience. ... Dr. Temple Grandin, one of the more successful adults with autism. ... Caiseal Mor is best known as a bestselling fantasy novelist. ... Oe Hikari (大江 光) (1963-) is a Japanese composer who has autism. ... A composer is a person who writes music. ... Categories: Stub | 1987 births ... Jim Sinclair is an autism rights activist who is prominent in Autism Network International. ... Donna Williams (born 1963) is a best-selling Australian-born author, artist, singer-songwriter, screenwriter and sculptor diagnosed with autism after a childhood in which she was initially tested multiple times for deafness and later labeled disturbed before treatment for gut, immune and sensory perceptual disorders in adulthood. ...

Autism spectrum

Further information: Autismautistic savant, and autism spectrum

Autism is a brain development disorder characterized by impairments in social interaction and communication, and restricted and repetitive behavior, all exhibited before a child is three years old. ... An autistic savant (historically described as idiot savant) is a person with both autism and Savant Syndrome. ... The autism spectrum, also called autism spectrum disorders (ASD) or autism spectrum conditions (ASC), with the word autistic sometimes replacing autism, is a spectrum of psychological conditions characterized by widespread abnormalities of social interactions and communication, as well as severely restricted interests and highly repetitive behavior. ... Amanda Baggs (born 1980) is an autism rights activist. ... There are very few or no other articles that link to this one. ... Alonzo Clemons is a U.S. autistic savant clay sculptor. ... Sculptor redirects here. ... Tony DeBlois is a US blind autistic savant and musician. ... This article is about the visual condition. ... “Instrumentalist” redirects here. ... Christopher Knowles (born 1954) is an autistic poet. ... Leslie Lemke (born 1952) is a blind American autistic savant who is most notable for his work as a musician. ... Jonathan Lerman (born 1987) is a US autistic savant artist Jonathan Lerman began to lapse into long silences at the age of two, and the next year he was diagnosed with autism. ... The definition of an artist is wide-ranging and covers a broad spectrum of activities to do with creating art, practicing the arts and/or demonstrating an art. ... Katherine McCarron (2003-May 13, 2006) was an autistic girl who is noted for being suffocated with a plastic bag by her mother, Dr. Karen McCarron. ... Jason McElwain, second from left, shakes hands with President George W. Bush. ... Thristan Mendoza was born 1989 is a Filipino autistic savant and marimba prodigy. ... The marimba ( ) is a musical instrument in the percussion family. ... Rajarshi Tito Mukhopadhyay (b. ... A philosopher is a person who thinks deeply regarding people, society, the world, and/or the universe. ... Abubakar Tariq Nadama (2000-2005) was an autistic boy residing in Batheaston, England who died of cardiac arrest while undergoing chelation therapy with EDTA at the Advanced Integrative Therapy Center in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. ... Chelation therapy is the administration of chelating agents to remove heavy metals from the body. ... Derek Paravicini (b. ... Kim Peek (born November 11, 1951), is a savant with a photographic or eidetic memory and developmental disabilities, possibly resulting from congenital brain abnormalities. ... Rain Man is a 1988 film which tells the story of a selfish yuppie who discovers that his father has left all of his estate to the autistic brother he never knew he had. ... James Henry Pullen (1835–1916), also known as the Genius of Earlswood Asylum, was a British autistic savant, probably suffering from aphasia. ... Matt Savage (born 1992) is an an American autistic savant musician. ... There are very few or no other articles that link to this one. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Daniel Paul Tammet (b. ... Richard Wawro (born 1952, died 2006) was a British autistic savant artist who lived in Scotland. ... Stephen Wiltshire Stephen Wiltshire: Times Square - oil on canvas Tokyo skyline Stephen Wiltshire MBE, (born 1974) is an accomplished architectural artist who has been diagnosed with autistic spectrum disorder. ...

See also

Fictional characters described by the authors as having conditions on the autistic spectrum. ... A number of famous people have been speculated by reputable sources to have had autistic disorder or Asperger syndrome. ...


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