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Frankie

I wonder how many of these people have been officially diagnosed? With a most of them it's just speculation. People say Bill Gates has it, but I don't think he has been diagnosed. Gary Newman and Steven Spielberg, too.

 

 

I wonder more about actors... to be a good actor you need to be able to master body language and tone of voice to fit the role you are playing, something difficult for an AS person to achieve... unless you are playing a role with similar characteristics to yourself. Also you need to empathise, put yourself into the shoes of the other person and imagine what it is like to be them and act like them, another area of difficulty fo many on the spectrum.

I read something saying about Steven Spielberg having Aspie's

 

 

Tim Page – Writer and Pulitzer prize-winning music critic.

 

Susan Boyle – English singer and former runner-up of Britain’s Got Talent.  

 

Gary McKinnon – Scottish systems administrator notable for hacking up to 97 NASA and US Military computer systems. His primary objective was to seek out corroborations of a UFO cover-up, free energy suppression and anti-gravity engineering.

 

Dawn Prince Hughes – Primate Anthropologist, author ethnologist. She has a PhD in interdisciplinary anthropology.

 

John Elder Robison – Neurodiversity activist, savant, engineer, innovator and author of "Look Me in the Eye" (2007).

 

Daniel Tammet – British writer, prodigious savant and synaesthete. He is well noted for reciting pi up to 22,514 digits in five hours and nine minutes in March 2004, and has also reportedly learned ten languages, including Icelandic Gaelic, Welsh, and Romanian which he learned in a week.

 

Ladyhawke (Phillipa Brown) – New Zealand songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and alternative rock/pop musician.

 

Gary Numan – English singer, composer and musician. This is an alleged “self-diagnosis” as he has never been medically diagnosed to date.

 

Clay Marzo – Professional surfer well-known for double-jointed style of spins and turns. His creative preoccupation with surfing in childhood was clearly ascribed to AS. He volunteers with "Surfers Healing", a non-profit organization from Malibu, California, which teaches children on the autistic spectrum to surf at camps in the United States and Canada.

 

James Durbin – Former American Idol finalist.

 

Paddy Considine – Actor, film director, screenwriter, and musician. He also has a visual perception condition called Iren’s syndrome.

 

Heather Kuzmich – Fashion model and former “America’s Next Top Model” contestant.

 

Craig Nicholls – He is the frontman for the Australian alternative rock band, The Vines.

 

Jerry Newport – Author, and mathematical calculations savant. He won four of ten events, a second and a third and the World Cup Trophy for "Most Versatile Calculator” at the Mental Calculation World Cup in 2010.

 

Satoshi Tajiri – Acclaimed video game designer and creator of the Pokémon franchise.

 

Vernon L Smith – PhD, Professor of economics at Chapman University's Argyros School of Business and Economics. He is well known for being a Nobel laureate (Nobel memorial prize) in Economic sciences.

Subo's Scottish!

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NeuroRubyDiversity93

Subo's Scottish!

 

Corrected it, small misapprehension that's all. :)

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Frankie

Corrected it, small misapprehension that's all. :)

Unless you mean she sings in English language? :)

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Daniel Tammet – British writer, prodigious savant and synaesthete. He is well noted for reciting pi up to 22,514 digits in five hours and nine minutes in March 2004, and has also reportedly learned ten languages, including Icelandic Gaelic, Welsh, and Romanian which he learned in a week.

memorial prize) in Economic sciences.

Daniel Tammet's abilities are fascinating - I think he has synesthesia too. Did he learn all those languages in a week, or just Icelandic? And I wonder how fluently he speaks them? For me fluently would be at least A level (C1). I can pick up languages very easily, too, but I definitely don't share his mathematical abilities! So far I've learnt 6 foreign languages up to at least GCSE level (B1), and four fluently. I'm now working on my 7th. But that's nothing in comparison to Daniel Tammet - I don't know if I could manage to learn a foreign language fluently in a week - up to GCSE level, maybe.

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Toran

Daniel Tammet's abilities are fascinating - I think he has synesthesia too. Did he learn all those languages in a week, or just Icelandic? And I wonder how fluently he speaks them? For me fluently would be at least A level (C1). I can pick up languages very easily, too, but I definitely don't share his mathematical abilities! So far I've learnt 6 foreign languages up to at least GCSE level (B1), and four fluently. I'm now working on my 7th. But that's nothing in comparison to Daniel Tammet - I don't know if I could manage to learn a foreign language fluently in a week - up to GCSE level, maybe.

Thats amazing will have google him I havent come across him before.

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Nesf

Thats amazing will have google him I havent come across him before.

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Oh I LOVE watching stuff about Daniel. It is fascinating. I LOVE my synesthesia and maybe that it is a good part of me being a bit bonkers. His maths ability is outstanding and breathtaking in contrast tomy gcse level calculations.

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HalfFull

I have heard it suggested the fictional character of Sherlock Holmes had ASD. I Googled Sherlock/Asperger's and found a website that vigorously denied that he has ASD and gave a detailed analysis as to why not. A lot of trouble for a character that does not exist I thought.

 You'd probably have to be an Aspie to look into it and that much depth lol. The Geeks series had 3 girls heavily into both Sherlock Holmes and Doctor Who. One of them seemed somewhat Aspie. Maybe she runs that website lol.

 

There is someone on NeuroRubyDiversity93s list who was a regular poster on the same Aspie site that I was, the same size and activity level as this one but we never exchanged posts.

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Frankie

 You'd probably have to be an Aspie to look into it and that much depth lol. The Geeks series had 3 girls heavily into both Sherlock Holmes and Doctor Who. One of them seemed somewhat Aspie. Maybe she runs that website lol.

 

There is someone on NeuroRubyDiversity93s list who was a regular poster on the same Aspie site that I was, the same size and activity level as this one but we never exchanged posts.

Matt Smith popped up when I searched to see what pictures come up in Google with Aspergers, found a few good ones like this...

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Heather

I read Robin Williams aka Mrs Doubtfire might have it.

aww Robin Williams is awesome and Mrs Doubtfire is a great movie. :P

 

I checked out the list on wikipedia.. and it was nice to see Danny Beath make the list, my boyfriend Chris knew him a lot and he was someone he looked up to quite a lot.. he was a really good photographer and it was so sad when he passed away.  He was a part of the autism group that my boyfriend used to go to when he lived in Shropshire. :)

 

I watched America's Next Top Model just for Heather Kuzmich, she shared my name and my diagnosis.  I hated when she got out of the competition and stopped watching.  I remember a scene where the models had to make their way across town for these appointments and she got lost or something, I felt so bad for her.  I guess I identified with her basically right away because of the name and AS thing.  It was really the only time I got into that show!

 

I'm happy to see Dan Harmon make the list because his show Community is great.  I guess maybe that's why he does so great with the "Abed" character who is supposed to have AS. :)

 

And the others are great to see too, these just have special meaning to me.  This is a great thread idea. :)

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