10 Famous People with Autism


Autism has been at the heart of many heated debates over the years, as people have yet to agree on the exact causes of it and how it can best be avoided. One thing’s for certain, many people have to live with this condition, a condition that varies in both range and severity. Interestingly enough, Autism Spectrum Disorder isn’t a ‘new’ condition by any means, as many important historical characters are believed to have had it.

While most people with autism have an average or above-average IQ, they all suffer from social difficulties, especially when it comes to reading people’s expressions and reactions. At the same time, it allows them to focus on specific areas of interest, almost obsessively at times. This being said, there are still plenty of famous people out there who despite their condition, made a name for themselves by excelling in their profession. Over the next few minutes, we’ll find out more about ten of the most famous people with autism and their accomplishments.

10James Durbin

He first appeared on television as a contestant in the 10th season of American Idol. Since then, James has made a name for himself as a successful musician despite the fact that he was diagnosed with both Tourette and Asperger syndrome when he was 10 years old. What’s interesting about James Durbin is that he claims to feel most comfortable when he’s on stage, the only place where he feels truly free.