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Famous celebrities with Asperger's syndrome

RichAllen
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Famous celebrities with Asperger's syndrome

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Only the people who need to know this about me, such as family and health professionals, and the socials, but I have Asperger's syndrome, which is a mild form of Autism.
When I was first diagnosed in October 1999 at age 23, I Googled to see if anyone famous had it, and I found several current and past famous people who are either confirmed or were rumored to have AS, such as Albert Einstein, and surprisingly, Microsoft founder Bill Gates.
I also read somewhere that Lisa Simpson was reputed to have it, apparently theyy touched on the issue in the early episode "Lisa The Simpson".
If anyone has any questions about AS, go to the National Autistic Society website www.nas.org.uk and a myriad of other sites which are all on Google.
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VileReynard
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Re: Famous celebrities with Asperger's syndrome

Many people are thought to have "suffered" from Asperger's [some good, others not so]'
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Historical_figures_sometimes_considered_autistic

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Re: Famous celebrities with Asperger's syndrome

My son has it and my family are convinced I have it too (but I've never been diagnosed).
Doesn't Daryl Hannah have it ?
VileReynard
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Re: Famous celebrities with Asperger's syndrome

There is a genetic element to Asperger's - its a predominantly male condition though.