Dani Bowman is a very accomplished lady with her own animation company, but she says on her website that doctors didn’t believe in her: http://danibowman.com/
Unfortunately she is by far not the only one (as a matter of fact doctors who believe that autistic people can accomplish anything are the exception). Doctors often do more damage than good by destroying self-esteem and not understanding that different is not less and quite often it is actually even more. We hope the situation will change one day, but we don’t know how long it will take. We will keep fighting for a better scenario and for our rights.