Autism is considered taboo. Autistic child are named as mentally weak. Some make fun of autistic persons, some show sympathy towards them. There are special schools, special methods to teach an autistic child. But autism is a normal person having some specific choices. Some of the world’s most famous people were diagnosed as having autistic disorders like Asperger’s syndrome.
Einstein is the world’s most famous scientists. Researchers say Albert Einstein displayed classic signs of Asperger’s syndrome. They point to Einstein’s eccentricity, social ineptitude in early and later life, obsession with complex topics and passionate attitude as definite traits.
Who does not know about ‘Darwin’s theory of Evolution’. His continuous habit of paying attention to key details and his difficulties in establishing long-lasting social interaction is considered as Asperger’s syndrome.
The Hollywood actress you must have seen in “Kill Bill” revealed that she has Asperger’s syndrome. Darryl Hannah often rocked herself back and forth to soothe herself while in uncomfortable situations, which is known as stimming or self-stimulatory behaviour.
She won the “America’s Choice” award at the Miss America 2013 pageant and is the first known autistic contestant to compete in the Miss America pageant. She had told. I hardly had any friends, I was teased and picked on almost every day.
The famous actress had diagnosed that she was suffering from mild autism at age of 9 years.
She has the neurological disorder known as Asperger’s syndrome. She is socially awkward, has trouble making eye contact and was sometimes the target of her roommates’ jokes. But now she had coped up her disorder.
If you have a autistic child. You must read the book “Chasing the Rabbit: A Dad’s Life Raising a Son on the Spectrum”. Dylan(father) and Derek(son) write about the challenges, triumphs and coping strategies from the early days to the adolescent years to life in the “real world” as a young adult.
This shows even you are suffering from autism, you can lead a happy and healthy life and get success in your life.