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Happy International Women’s Day 2018!

Happy International Women’s Day 2018! (It is just past midnight.)
On this day celebrating women worldwide, please take a moment to have a look at the extraordinary achievements of the women of our Hall of Fame:
https://exceptionalautisticladies.wordpress.com/
or
https://amazingautisticladies.wordpress.com/ (someone suggested this would be a better url than the one above, which was the original one)
They all deserve our recognition and love and we are very proud of them.

And because this day is not only for autistic ladies, we would like to invite you to also visit Sarah’s page featuring Great Women of Our Time.

As explained in a previous post, Sarah compiled her list based on several lists she found online (including ours) as well as her own personal research. She is open to adding more autistic women, so if you would like to have either yourself or a friend added, please contact us at the usual email address at the end of our main page (our main website) and we will give you her email address or write ourselves (if you prefer, but she is really nice and would definitely reply).

Sarah pointed out that her list is a representative list. Our Hall of Fame is  of course also a representative list, as the talent in the autistic community is unlimited and 10% of us are believed to be savants.

PS: Please keep sending in nominations for our awards in April and remember that our awards can only be won once each. Thank you!

 

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Happy International Women’s Day 2017

On International Women’s Day we would like to invite you to have a look at the extraordinary accomplishments of the ladies of our Autism Hall of Fame. You can also visit our The Genius of Autism Wikia and go to the Photo Section (which currently has two pages) where you can see photos of all the people who have already been included, so you can also quickly see our ladies.

It seems to be obvious that autism, creativity and genius are not only present in men as believed in the past. The reasons for that fallacy are that before the Internet only some geniuses of the past were well-known, and in the past unfortunately women didn’t have many rights and were not supposed to make a career or be smart. Let’s take Mozart and his sister for example. Mozart is believed to have had Asperger’s (he is not on our list because our list is only for contemporary geniuses) and everybody knows him. But what about his sister? His sister was also very talented, but although she was allowed to play as a child, as she grew up she had to follow the rules of her times and had to give up playing to form a family. Here is the Wikipedia entry on her. And here is an article on her. So that’s also why in the past it was believed that the connection between autism and genius was only present in men. Women were not allowed to pursue their dreams and their talents. Now with the Internet as well as emancipation we can all enjoy the great achievements of our ladies, and believe us, although we have not counted them and don’t have statistics if you look at our list you will see that they are certainly not underrepresented.

Congratulations to all our wonderful ladies, and Happy International Women’s Day!


Guidelines/Criteria for Inclusion in the Autism (Awetism) Hall of Fame

From the introduction on our main page:

Our criteria for inclusion are a diagnosis of autism and outstanding/extraordinary achievements in at least one field as judged by our Board as well as some “continuity” of achievements. Our definition of genius is “creativity and eminent achievement” as mentioned in this Wikipedia article. We take this seriously as the word “genius” is widely misused by neurotypicals these days. All the members of our Board are on the spectrum and have jobs in different fields. Please provide links and as many details as possible when nominating somebody. What people say about themselves on Facebook must be verifiable too. In general (with a few exceptions) Facebook is only acceptable for art galleries. You may also nominate yourself. 
In spite of our efforts we don’t know everybody, so please do not hesitate to contact us if you think someone who isn’t included yet should be included. We particularly appreciate nominations of people who are usually not represented on English websites, as it might be otherwise more difficult for us to find them and we would like to give them the recognition they deserve too. Our email address is ahof_ceos at aol.com.

In spite of our name, fame itself is not important, as becoming famous implies other character or personality traits that don’t have anything to do with talent, like self-confidence, contacting the media, having “connections” or also having a supportive family or other supportive people around you that make you famous, and not all talented people have that. We only judge talent, not external factors, because some autistic people are very talented, but also very withdrawn. We certainly don’t want to make the gap even deeper.

The first definition of “Hall of Fame” that comes up in Google while we are writing this is “a group of persons judged outstanding“, and that’s exactly what our Hall of Fame is. We regret that we cannot include people exclusively on the basis of IQ. This is because our aim is to show to the world what autistic people can do in order to defeat prejudices, and our members with a high IQ can indeed do fantastic things and have made a positive contribution to society and humanity at large with their work.

There are so many lists of famous aspies around, and we wanted to create something different. We wanted to include all forms of autism as well as names of people you might not know, but who are extremely talented and who deserve recognition for their extraordinary talent, even if they don’t participate in autism groups or don’t go to meetings or events. Just as we respect all forms of autism, we also respect all personalities, from the very outgoing people who go to events and are public speakers to the very introverted people who prefer to be on their own, maybe because that’s just who they are or maybe because they don’t receive much support from their families, friends or communities, so they are more withdrawn. Some of us have also been abused as children, which of course didn’t contribute to improve our social skills. All autistic people are precious to us. We are personally not fans of events, in particular events organized by neurotypicals (like Light-It-Up-Blue) because the organizers are often more in the spotlight than deserving autistic people who cannot go to events (or don’t want to).  The reality of autistic people is also not exactly what is represented at events. The world is often tough on us, so we have to stand together and love one another. It took us a lot of time to find people who don’t go public or don’t share their work much in big groups, but it was definitely worth the effort.

As we said above, our Hall is also only for autistic people and you need to have been diagnosed to be included. We also need some sort of continuity of achievements and commitment over the years as well as a conspicuous body of work, in particular for artists. Those featured in books and who have not been officially diagnosed are 1) featured in books on autism/Asperger Syndrome (like Michael Fitzgerald’s books) and 2) they have mostly lived and died before Asperger Syndrome even existed, so obviously they could not be diagnosed, but we still wanted to draw the attention on them because according to experts if they had lived in our time they would most probably have been diagnosed. Prof. Fitzgerald (an Irish psychiatrist) for example analyzed the lives of some historical geniuses in detail in his books and concluded that they did fulfill the major criteria for Asperger Syndrome (and explains why). The names of these geniuses are preceded by a hashtag. In our blog, on the other hand, we feature both members of our Hall of Fame and other extraordinary autistic people.

We are also aware of the fact that not all autistic people are geniuses, but the percentage of extremely talented people in the autistic population is higher than the percentage of extremely talented people in the neurotypical population, and just as they don’t hide their geniuses we believe that we shouldn’t hide ours either. Our intention is not (and has never been) to be elitist, as we are convinced that everyone on the spectrum has something to give and we really love everyone. We would just like people to become more aware of the extraordinary gifts and the genius of autism. ♥

PS: We are autistic too and might make mistakes if we don’t understand certain social cues, but we try to do our best. On the other hand, we believe that only autistic people can fully understand other autistic people. This is probably true in particular for Asperger Syndrome because quite often neurotypicals tend to completely disregard the challenges of aspies and condemn them instead of offering some form of support, which is of course very sad.


Autism Hall of Fame Art Gallery

We are very pleased to announce that we now have our own art gallery!!!

The artists are all from our Hall of Fame. We have shared art from their public Facebook pages or from personal websites if we were given permission to share art from such websites in the past. If you don’t use Facebook and would like art from your personal website to be added to our art gallery please let us know and we will be delighted to add it.

Artists are represented with two works each for the moment, but we might add more works in the future. As you can see, we have different art style (for all tastes): mystical, abstract, realistic, hyper-realistic art…, so autistic people can obviously do anything they set their heart on.

We are very proud of our artists! They are all fantastic! Please visit our Hall of Fame for more works by these artists or works by other artists who only have personal websites.

NB: Our Art Gallery is best viewed on a desktop computer or a laptop.

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(Contemporary) Autistic Geniuses

https://autisticgeniuses.wordpress.com/

For more information (and an introduction) please visit https://awetismhalloffame.wordpress.com/

We are so proud of them…

#Joy Adamson, naturalist, artist and author featured in Asperger’s Syndrome: A Gift or a Curse? by Michael Fitzgerald and Viktoria Lyons (former Austria-Hungary)

Michael Alexander, musician (UK)

Mikey Allcock, artist (UK)

Trent Altman, artist (USA)

#Robert Ammann, mathematician featured in Autism and Mathematical Talent by Ioan James (USA)

#Sherwood Anderson, novelist and writer of short stories featured in Writers on the Spectrum: How Autism and Asperger Syndrome Have Influenced Literary Writing by Julie Brown (USA)

Jonathan Andrews, trainee solicitor, disability consultant and autism employment campaigner, winner of the 2017 Queen’s Young Leader Award (UK)

Rafael Angevine, photographer (USA)

Andria Antonakos, photographer (USA)

Jessica-Jane Applegate, Paralympics swimmer (UK)

#W.H. Auden, poet mentioned as self-diagnosed in Auden’s Life and Character by Richard Davenport – Hines (UK/USA)

Neri Avraham, artist (Israel/USA)

#A. J. Ayer, philosopher featured in The Genesis of Artistic Creativity by Michael Fitzgerald (UK)

Dan Aykroyd, actor, screenwriter and musician (Canada/USA)

Shanade Aylett, artist (Australia)

Nick Bair, artist (UK)

Chris Baker, artist (UK)

Marty Balin, singer, songwriter and musician (USA)

#Stefan Banach, mathematician mentioned in Autism in Mathematician by Ioan James (former Austria-Hungary/Soviet Union)

Rachel Barcellona, model (USA)

Jake Barnett, physics student (USA)

David Barth, artist (Netherlands)

#Béla Bartók, composer and pianist featured in The Genesis of Artistic Creativity by Michael Fitzgerald, Asperger’s and Self-Esteem: Insight and Hope through Famous Role Models by Norm Ledgin, A Guide to Asperger Syndrome by Christopher Gillberg as well as in Asperger Syndrome and High Achievement by Ioan James (Hungary/USA)

#Daisy Bates, journalist and welfare worker featured in Unstoppable Brilliance by Michael Fitzgerald and Antoinette Walker (Ireland/Australia)

Danny Beath, landscape and wildlife photographer (Germany/UK)

#Samuel Beckett, novelist, playwright, theater director and poet featured in Unstoppable Brilliance by Michael Fitzgerald and Antoinette Walker (Ireland/France)

Joshua Beckford, scholar and youngest student ever admitted to the Oxford University (UK)

Shawn Belanger, artist (USA)

David Bellamy, author, broadcaster, environmental campaigner and botanist (self-diagnosed) (UK)

Amber Black, athlete and reiki master healer (USA)

Lucy Blackman, author (Australia)

Gregory Blackstock, artist featured in Islands of Genius by Darold Treffert (USA)

Nekea Blagoev, artist (Australia)

Nora Blansett, artist (Canada)

Vito Bonanno, artist (USA)

Henry Bond, writer and photographer (UK)

#Richard Borcherds, mathematician featured in The Essential Difference by Simon Baron-Cohen and in  The High-Flying Obsessives, an article by Karen Gold in The Guardian (2000) (self-diagnosed) (South Africa/UK)

Ellen Boudreaux, timekeeping wizard and musician featured in Islands of Genius by Darold Treffert (USA)

Dani Bowman, animator (with her own animation company) and speaker (USA)

Susan Boyle, singer, finalist of Britain’s Got Talent 2009 (UK)

Mikey Brannigan, runner (USA)

Axel Brauns, writer and filmmaker (Germany)

Luca Brecel, snooker (Belgium)

Colin Brennan, musician, Canada’s Got Talent contestant (Canada)

Phillipa “Pip” Brown (Ladyhawke), indie rock musician (New Zealand)

#Warren Buffett, business magnate and investor featured in Create Your Own Economy by Tyler Cowen (USA)

Michael Burry, physicist and hedge fund manager (self-diagnosed) (USA)

Tim Burton, film director, producer, artist, writer and animator (both he and his wife believe he has Asperger’s Syndrome) (USA)

David Byrne, musician (self-diagnosed) (UK/USA)

Eddie Callis, multi-media artist, musician and dancer (UK)

Justin Canha, artist (USA)

Jack Carl, artist (Mexico)

Jonathan Carlander, film director/editor (USA)

Tammy Carr, artist (UK)

James Castle, artist (USA)

Elizabeth Catlin, mnemonist (USA)

#Bruce Chatwin, novelist and journalist featured in The Genesis of Artistic Creativity by Michael Fitzgerald (UK/France)

Jake Chodosh, artist (UK)

Caitlin Churcher, artistic gymnast (UK)

Seth Chwast, artist (USA)

Cody Clark, magician (USA)

Lizzy Clark, actress (UK)

#Bram Cohen, computer programmer featured in Create Your Own Economy by Tyler Cowen (self-diagnosed) (USA)

Kyle Coleman, musician (UK)

Bekah Cook, dancer (UK)

James Cook, multi-media artist (including sand and ice sculptor) and poet (Canada)

#Joseph Cornell, artist and sculptor featured in Different Like Me: My Book of Autism Heroes by Jennifer Elder (USA)

Quinn Crain, artist (USA)

Anthony Crudale, first autistic marathon winner (USA)

#Marie Curie, physicist and chemist featured in Asperger’s and Self-Esteem: Insight and Hope through Famous Role Models by Norm Ledgin and (like her daughter) also mentioned in the January 2003 Issue of Singular Scientists in an article by Ioan James (Poland/France)

James Cusack, scientist (UK)

#Henry Darger, writer and artist featured in Not Even Wrong: Adventures in Autism by Paul Collins (USA)

Michelle Dawson, autism researcher (Canada)

Johnny Dean, singer and songwriter (UK)

Tony DeBlois, musician featured in Islands of Genius by Darold Treffert (USA)

Tommy Des Brisay, marathon runner (Canada)

Marcy Deutsch, artist (USA)

Nicole Dimond, artist (Australia)

Jodi DiPiazza, musician and singer (USA)

#Paul Dirac, physicist featured in The Strangest Man: The Hidden Life of Paul Dirac by Graham Farmel, The Essential Difference by Simon Baron-Cohen as well as in Remarkable Physicists by Ioan James (UK)

Vincent D’Onofrio, actor, film producer, writer and singer (USA)

#Arthur C. Doyle, writer and physician featured in Genius Genes by Michael Fitzgerald and Brendan O’Brien, The Genesis of Artistic Creativity by Michael Fitzgerald as well as in Create Your Own Economy by Tyler Cowen (UK)

James Durbin, finalist on the tenth season of American Idol (USA)

Sydney Edmond, artist, poet, lecturer and classical ballet student (USA)

#Greg Egan, science fiction writer and computer programmer described as autistic in Homo Aspergerus: Evolution Stumbles Forward, an article by Gary Westfahl in Locus Online, March 6th 2006 (Australia)

Jasmin Egner, actress (Germany/UK)

#Albert Einstein, theoretical physicist featured in Genius Genes by Michael Fitzgerald and Brendan O’Brien,  Asperger’s and Self-Esteem: Insight and Hope through Famous Role Models by Norm Ledgin,  The Essential Difference by Simon Baron-Cohen, The Guide to Asperger Syndrome by Christopher Gillberg, Thinking in Pictures by Temple Grandin, Asperger Syndrome and High Achievement and Remarkable Physicists by Ioan James as well as in The High-Flying Obsessives, an article by Karen Gold in The Guardian (2000) (Germany)

Colin Eldred-Cohen, writer, filmmaker and CEO of the Internet production company Fish and Cherries Productions (USA)

Tim Ellis, magician and author (Australia)

Judy Endow, author and speaker (USA)

Joseph Erber, composer and musician (UK)

#Paul Erdős, mathematician featured in Genius Genes by Michael Fitzgerald and Brendan O’Brien (Hungary)

Marie Faverio, artist, writer (various genres incl. poetry, puzzles, aphorisms, translations and research), inventor of a secret language and musician (Australia)

Hamish Finlayson, app developer (Australia)

George Finn, mnemonist featured in Islands of Genius by Darold Treffert (USA)

Martin Finn, musician (UK)

#Bobby Fischer, chess champion identified as possibly autistic in Unstrange Minds: Remapping the World of Autism by Roy Grinker (USA)

Tim Fischer, politician (Australia)

#Ronald Fisher, mathematician featured in Autism and Mathematical Talent by Ioan James (UK/Australia)

Carly Fleischmann, author, songwriter and entertainer (Canada)

#Dian Fossey, zoologist featured in Different Like Me: My Book of Autism Heroes by Jennifer Elder (USA)

Paul Fulton, artist (UK)

Robert Gagno, pinball player (Canada)

#Mahatma Gandhi, lawyer, politician, social activist and writer featured in the article How Autism Helped Mahatma Gandhi Free India by Frank Ludwig (India)

#Bill Gates, entrepreneur featured in Thinking in Pictures by Temple Grandin and in The High-Flying Obsessives, an article by Karen Gold in The Guardian (2000) (USA)

#Antoni Gaudí, architect mentioned in The Myriad Gifts of Asperger’s Syndrome by John M. Ortiz (Spain)

#Charles de Gaulle, military general and statesman featured in Genius Genes by Michael Fitzgerald and Brendan O’Brien (France)

Kimberly Gerry-Tucker, artist and writer (USA)

Morgan Giosa, web developer, computer science student, musician, photographer, and visual artist (USA)

Calvin Glen, musician (UK)

#Kurt Gödel, logician, mathematician and philosopher featured in Genius Genes by Michael Fitzgerald and Brendan O’Brien and in Asperger Syndrome – A Gift or a Curse? by Michael Fitzgerald and Viktoria Lyons (former Austria-Hungary/USA)

Ed Goodale, singer and songwriter (UK)

#Glenn Gould, pianist featured in The Genesis of Artistic Creativity by Michael Fitzgerald, Asperger’s and Self-Esteem: Insight and Hope through Famous Role Models by Norm Ledgin, Asperger Syndrome and High Achievement by Ioan James as well as in Create Your Own Economy by Tyler Cowen (Canada)

Temple Grandin, animal behavior researcher, author and speaker featured in Islands of Genius by Darold Treffert, Asperger’s and Self-Esteem: Insight and Hope through Famous Role Models by Norm Ledgin, in Create Your Own Economy by Tyler Cowen as well as in The High-Flying Obsessives, an article by Karen Gold in The Guardian (2000) (USA)

Andrew Greenspan, musician (USA)

April Dawn Griffin, artist (Canada)

Brian Gutierrez, politician (USA)

John Hall, writer (USA)

Iris Grace Halmshaw, artist (UK)

Daryl Hannah, actress (USA)

#G. H. Hardy, mathematician featured in the article Genius, Creativity and Savantism by Michael Fitzgerald (UK)

Dan Harmon, writer and performer (USA)

Amanda Harrington, writer and photographer (UK)

#John Hartford, musician featured in Asperger’s and Self-Esteem: Insight and Hope through Famous Role Models by Norm Ledgin (USA)

Ryan Hazley, artist (UK)

#Hermann Hesse, writer featured in Create Your Own Economy by Tyler Cowen (German Empire/Switzerland)

AK_Hevonen, artist (Germany)

Naoki Higashida, poet and novelist (Japan)

#Patricia Highsmith, writer featured in Asperger’s Syndrome: A Gift or a Curse? by Michael Fitzgerald and Viktoria Lyons and in Asperger Syndrome and High Achievement by Ioan James (USA)

#David Hilbert, mathematician featured in Genius Genes by Michael Fitzgerald and Brendan O’Brien (former Kingdom of Prussia/Germany

James Hilton, designer (UK)

James Hobley, ballet dancer, Britain’s Got Talent 2011 (UK)

Todd Hodgetts, Paralympics athlete (Australia)

Anthony Hopkins, actor, director, producer, and philanthropist (UK)

Peter Howson, artist (UK)

Anthony Ianni, athlete and speaker (USA)

Luke Jackson, author and speaker (UK)

Niam Jain, artist and model (Canada)

Scott James, singer (UK)

Nina Jensen, artist (Denmark)

#Muhammad Ali Jinnah, lawyer,politician and founder of Pakistan featured in Did MA Jinnah, the Founder of Pakistan, Have Asperger’s Syndrome?, an article by Fitzgerald Michael, Arshad Muhammad and Aslam Uzma in Irish Psychiatrist, February/March 2005 (India/Pakistan)

#Irène Joliot-Curie, Marie Curie’s daughter, scientist mentioned as possibly having Asperger’s in the January 2003 Issue of Singular Scientists in an article by Ioan James (France)

#Keith Joseph, politician featured in Autism, Asperger’s Syndrome and Creativity by Michael Fitzgerald (UK)

#James Joyce, novelist and poet featured in Unstoppable Brilliance by Michael Fitzgerald and Antoinette Walker (Ireland)

Ann Kagarise, author and photographer (USA)

#Wassily Kandinsky, artist featured in Different Like Me: My Book of Autism Heroes by Jennifer Elder and in A Guide to Asperger Syndrome by Christopher Gillberg (former Russian Empire/France)

Clarence Kang, musician, Asia’s Got Talent 2015 (Malaysia)

#Andy Kaufman, actor featured in Different Like Me: My Book of Autism Heroes by Jennifer Elder and in Elijah’s Cup  by Valerie Paradiz (USA)

Ido Kedar, author (USA)

Garrison Keillor, writer and humorist (USA)

Deirdre Kenney, artist (USA)

Amrit Khurana, artist (India)

Cynthia Kim, writer (USA)

#Alfred Kinsey, biologist and zoologist featured in Genius Genes by Michael Fitzgerald and Brendan O’Brien, in Asperger’s Syndrome: A Gift or a Curse? by Michael Fitzgerald and Viktoria Lyons as well as in Asperger Syndrome and High Achievement by Ioan James (USA)

Mike Korins, musician, America’s Got Talent 2016 contestant (USA)

Paul Kostabi, artist, musician, music producer and audio engineer (USA)

#Stanley Kubrick, film director, screenwriter, producer, editor and photographer featured in Autism, Asperger’s Syndrome and Creativity by Michael Fitzgerald and in Asperger’s Syndrome: A Gift or a Curse? by Michael Fitzgerald and Viktoria Lyons (USA/UK)

Heather Kuzmich, model (USA)

Matthew Labyorteaux, actor (USA)

Paul Laffoley, artist and architect (USA)

Amanda LaMunyon, artist (USA)

Patrick Jasper Lee, musician, author and public speaker (UK)

Leslie Lemke, musician featured in Islands of Genius by Darold Treffert (USA)

Jonathan Lerman, artist featured in Islands of Genius by Darold Treffert (USA)

Anita Lesko, author (USA)

#Oscar Levant, pianist, composer, author and actor featured in Asperger’s and Self-Esteem: Insight and Hope through Famous Role Models by Norm Ledgin (USA)

#Charles Lindbergh, aviator, inventor and author featured in Genius Genes by Michael Fitzgerald and Brendan O’Brien and in Autism, Asperger’s Syndrome and Creativity by Michael Fitzgerald (USA)

Deborah Locke, former detective (Australia)

Courtney Love, musician, actress and artist (USA)

#L. S. Lowry, artist featured in The Genesis of Artistic Creativity by Michael Fitzgerald (UK)

Rachael Lucas, writer (UK)

Frank Ludwig, poet, writer, playwright, photographer, autism advocate (Germany/Ireland)

Jonas Lundström, artist (Sweden)

Flo and Kay Lyman, mnemonists featured in Islands of Genius by Darold Treffert (USA)

Michael Madore, artist (USA)

Brittany Maier, musician featured in Islands of Genius by Darold Treffert (USA)

Sam Maloney, photographer (USA)

Grant Manier, artist (USA)

Nina Marker, model (Denmark)

Clay Marzo, surfer (USA)

Mickey Mayhew, author and historian (UK)

#Barbara McClintock, scientist and cytogeneticist featured in Different Like Me: My Book of Autism Heroes by Jennifer Elder (USA)

Jason McElwain, athlete (USA)

Thomas McKean, author, poet and songwriter (USA)

Michael McManmon, speaker, writer, artist, psychologist and founder of the College Internship Program (USA)

Travis Meeks, lead singer, guitarist and songwriter (USA)

#Dmitri Ivanovich Mendeleev, chemist and inventor featured in the article Genius, Creativity and Savantism by Michael Fitzgerald (former Russian Empire)

Thristan Mendoza, musician (Philippines)

Wesley Metcalfe, swimmer who swam the English Channel with his team (USA)

Andrea Michael, artist (Australia)

David Militello, actor and musician, America’s Got Talent 2008 contestant (USA)

Reg Mombassa, artist and musician (New Zealand/Australia)

#Piet Mondrian, artist featured in Different Like Me: My Book of Autism Heroes by Jennifer Elder (Netherlands/USA)

#Bernard Montgomery, army officer featured in Genius Genes by Michael Fitzgerald and Brendan O’Brien (UK)

Moontain, artist and  musician (France)

Heidi Mortenson, electronic composer, singer and producer (Denmark)

Caiseal Mór, fantasy novelist, artist and musician (Australia)

Haley Moss, artist and writer (USA)

Tito Mukhopadhyay, author and poet (India)

Phoebe Murer, artist (USA)

Jonathan Murphy, voice actor (USA)

Les Murray, poet (self-diagnosed) (Australia)

Laura Nadine, musician (USA)

Gene Nakauchi, chess champion (Australia)

#John Nash, mathematician featured in Did the Nobel Prize Winner John Nash Have Asperger’s Syndrome and Schizophrenia by Michael Fitzgerald (USA)

Michele Marie Newman, artist (USA)

#Craig Newmark, Internet entrepreneur featured in Create Your Own Economy by Tyler Cowen (self-diagnosed) (USA)

Jerry Newport, author and mathematical savant featured in Mozart and the Whale (USA)

Mary Newport, artist, musician and actress featured in Mozart and the Whale (USA)

Craig Nicholls, musician (Australia)

Bryce Nickel, politician and businessman (USA)

Gary Numan, singer and songwriter (UK)

Ana Valle Ocando, artist (Ecuador)

Douglas Freddie Odom Jr., actor, author and politician (USA)

Hikari Ōe, composer featured in Create Your Own Economy by Tyler Cowen (Japan)

Jasmine Lee O’Neill, author, artist and musician (USA)

#George Orwell, writer featured in The Genesis of Artistic Creativity and in Autism, Asperger’s Syndrome and Creativity by Michael Fitzgerald (India/UK)

#Willard van Orman Quine, philosopher and logician mentioned in The Myriad Gifts of Asperger’s Syndrome by John M. Ortiz (USA)

Carissa Paccerelli, artist and writer (USA)

Tim Page, Pulitzer-Prize critic and author featured in Create Your Own Economy by Tyler Cowen (USA)

Derek Paravicini, musician (UK)

Jessica Park, artist (USA)

#Patrick Pearse, teacher, poet, writer and activist featured in Unstoppable Brilliance by Michael Fitzgerald and Antoinette Walker (Ireland)

Kim Peek, autistic savant who inspired the movie Rain Man, featured in Islands of Genius by Darold Treffert (USA)

Diego Peña, author (USA)

Lisa Perini, artist and musician (Italy)

Lars Perner, author and marketing professional (USA)

Shauna Phoon, photographer (Australia)

Dylan Scott Pierce, artist (USA)

Christophe Pillault, artist (France/USA)

Alex Plank, filmmaker, actor, creator of Wrong Planet (USA)

#Henri Poincaré, mathematician, theoretical physicist, engineer and philosopher of science featured in The Mind of the Mathematician by Michael Fitzgerald and Ioan James (France)

#Enoch Powell, politician, scholar and poet featured in Asperger’s Syndrome: A Gift or a Curse? by Michael Fitzgerald and Viktoria Lyons (UK)

Dawn Prince-Hughes, primate anthropologist, ethologist and author (USA)

James Henry Pullen, craftsman featured in Islands of Genius by Darold Treffert (UK)

Jeanette Purkis, author, poet, artist and speaker (Australia)

#Srinivasa Ramanujan, mathematician featured in Autism and Creativity by Michael Fitzgerald and in Asperger Syndrome and High Achievement by Ioan James (India)

Colleen Ranney, artist, author and poet (Canada)

Dora Raymaker, scientist, writer, artist and public speaker (USA)

Khali Raymond, writer, poet and public speaker (USA)

Jo Redman, kickboxer (UK)

Remrov, artist (Netherlands/Canada)

#Charles Richter, creator of the Richter magnitude scale mentioned as possibly having Asperger’s in Richter’s Scale: Measure of an Earthquake, Measure of a Man by Susan Elizabeth Hough (USA)

Ann Riggott, artist and author (USA)

#Paul Robeson, bass singer and actor featured in Asperger’s and Self-Esteem: Insight and Hope through Famous Role Models by Norm Ledgin (USA)

#Julia Robinson, mathematician featured in Different Like Me: My Book of Autism Heroes by Jennifer Elder (USA)

John Elder Robison, author (USA)

Sue Rubin, author (USA)

#Bertrand Russell, philosopher featured in Asperger’s Syndrome: A Gift or a Curse? by Michael Fitzgerald and Viktoria Lyons and in Asperger Syndrome and High Achievement by Ioan James (UK)

#Carl Sagan, astronomer, cosmologist, astrophysicist, astrobiologist and author featured in Asperger’s and Self-Esteem: Insight and Hope through Famous Role Models by Norm Ledgin (USA)

Ron Sandison, storyteller, author, professor of theology, speaker, mental health advocate, and mnemonist (USA)

Jesse Saperstein, writer and speaker (USA)

Forrest Sargent, photographer (USA)

#Erik Satie, composer and pianist featured in The Genesis of Artistic Creativity by Michael Fitzgerald, A Guide to Asperger Syndrome by Christopher Gillberg as well as in Asperger Syndrome and High Achievement by Ioan James (France)

Matt Savage, musician featured in Islands of Genius by Darold Treffert (USA)

Kaner Scott, dancer and model (UK)

Nik Sebastian, artist (USA)

Birger Sellin, author (Germany)

Steve Selpal, artist and writer (USA)

Amy Sequenzia, poet (USA)

Henriett Seth, author, poet, musician and artist (Hungary)

Mikaela Sheldt, artist, photographer and poet (USA)

Solomon Shereshevskii, mnemonist (Russia)

#William Shockley, physicist and inventor identified as possibly autistic in The Essential Difference by Simon Baron-Cohen (USA)

Stephen Shore, writer (USA)

Jeremy Sicile-Kira, artist and author (USA)

#Boris Sidis, psychologist, physician, psychiatrist and philosopher of education featured in The Mind of the Mathematician by Michael Fitzgerald and Ioan James (USA)

#William Sidis, mathematical and language genius featured in Asperger’s Syndrome: A Gift or a Curse? by Michael Fitzgerald and Viktoria Lyons (USA)

Anna Silivonchik, multi-media artist (Russia)

Rudy Simone, author, musician and actress (USA)

Jim Sinclair, first person to articulate the autism-rights position and co-founder of Autism Network International (USA)

Kambel Smith, artist (USA)

Theoplis Smith, artist (USA)

Vernon Smith, professor of economics featured in Create Your Own Economy by Tyler Cowen (USA)

Ryan Smoluk, artist (Canada)

Rosemary Stephens, artist (UK)

Michael Stobierski, artist (USA)

Sarah Stup, writer (USA)

Kirtanraw Subramanian, artist (Malaysia)

K. J. Swan, artist (USA)

Declan Sykes, musician (Australia)

Satoshi Tajiri, creator and designer of Pokemon (Japan)

Daniel Tammet, writer, translator and math wizard featured in Islands of Genius by Darold Treffert (UK)

Trevor Tao, chess champion (Australia)

Beki Tara, artist (Australia)

Benjamin Tarasewicz, musician, actor and speaker (USA)

Raj Singh Tattal, artist (UK)

Christopher Taylor, language savant (UK)

James Taylor, singer and songwriter (USA)

#Edward Teller, theoretical physicist featured in the article Genius, Creativity and Savantism by Michael Fitzgerald (former Austria-Hungary/USA)

#Nikola Tesla, inventor, engineer and physicist featured in Genius Genes by Michael Fitzgerald and Brendan O’Brien (Serbia/USA)

Cameron Thompson, mathematician (UK)

Raymond Thompson, screenwriter, composer and producer (New Zealand)

Stephanie Tihanyi, artist (Sint Maarten)

Michael Tolleson, artist (Mexico)

Peter Tork, musician and actor (USA)

Talina Toscano, singer and songwriter (USA)

Maja Toudal, singer, songwriter, author and public speaker (Denmark)

Gilles Trehin, artist (France)

Penelope Trunk, author and businesswoman (USA)

#Alan Turing, computer scientist, mathematician and biologist featured in Asperger Syndrome and High Achievement by Ioan James and in Different Like Me: My Book of Autism Heroes by Jennifer Elder (UK)

Bradley Turner, opera singer (UK)

Liam Turner, artist (UK)

#Maurice Utrillo, artist identified as possibly autistic in Asperger Syndrome and High Achievement by Ioan James (France)

#Éamon de Valera, politician featured in Unstoppable Brilliance by Michael Fitzgerald and Antoinette Walker (Ireland)

Sarah E. Vaughn, artist (USA)

Jacob Velasquez, musician (USA)

#Michael Ventris, linguist and architect identified as possibly autistic in The Essential Difference by Simon Baron-Cohen (UK)

Aleksander Vinter, musician (Norway)

#Louis Wain, artist discussed in Louis Wain and Asperger’s Syndrome by Michael Fitzgerald (UK)

Jadyn Waiser, athlete (USA)

Tim ter Wal, artist specialized in industrial landscapes and modern architecture (Netherlands)

#Robert Walser, writer featured in Asperger’s Syndrome: A Gift or a Curse? by Michael Fitzgerald and Viktoria Lyons (Switzerland)

#Andy Warhol, artist, filmmaker and writer featured in The Genesis of Artistic Creativity and  Autism, Asperger’s Syndrome and Creativity by Michael Fitzgerald, Asperger Syndrome and High Achievement by Ioan James as well as in Elijah’s Cup by Valerie Paradiz (USA)

#John B. Watson, psychologist featured in Genius Genes by Michael Fitzgerald and Brendan O’Brien (USA)

Richard Wawro, artist featured in Islands of Genius by Darold Treffert (UK)

Heidi Webster, artist (USA)

Angela Weddle, artist (USA)

#André Weil, mathematician featured in Autism and Mathematical Talent by Ioan James (France)

#Simone Weil, philosopher and activist featured in The Genesis of Artistic Creativity and Autism, Asperger’s Syndrome and Creativity by Michael Fitzgerald as well as Asperger Syndrome and High Achievement by Ioan James (France/UK)

#Orson Welles, actor, director and writer featured in Asperger’s and Self-Esteem: Insight and Hope through Famous Role Models by Norm Ledgin (USA)

#H.G. Wells, writer featured in Genius Genes by Michael Fitzgerald and Brendan O’Brien (UK)

Mark C. Westberg, actor, musician and artist (USA)

Gary Westfahl, scholarly author and reviewer of science fiction (USA)

#Opal Whiteley, nature writer and diarist featured in Writers on the Spectrum: How Autism and Asperger Syndrome Have Influenced Literary Writing by Julie Brown

George Widener, artist featured in Islands of Genius by Darold Treffert (USA)

#Norbert Wiener, mathematician and philosopher featured in Genius Genes by Michael Fitzgerald and Brendan O’Brien (USA)

Blind Tom Wiggins, musician featured in Islands of Genius by Darold Treffert (USA)

Liane Holliday Willey, author and education professor (USA)

Danny Williams, artist (USA)

Donna Williams, poet, artist, author, songwriter and screenwriter (Australia)

John M. Williams, collage artist (USA)

Stephen Wiltshire, artist featured in Islands of Genius by Darold Treffert (UK)

Alexis Wineman, model (USA)

#Ludwig Wittgenstein, philosopher featured in The Genesis of Artistic Creativity and Autism, Asperger’s Syndrome and Creativity by Michael Fitzgerald, A Guide to Asperger Syndrome by Christopher Gillberg, Asperger Syndrome and High Achievement by Ioan James, Thinking in Pictures by Temple Grandin,  Elijah’s Cup by Valerie Paradiz as well as in The High-Flying Obsessives, an article by Karen Gold in The Guardian (2000) (Austria/UK)

Ping Lian Yeak, artist featured in Islands of Genius by Darold Treffert (Malaysia/Australia)

#J. B. Yeats, artist featured in The Genesis of Artistic Creativity by Michael Fitzgerald (Ireland)

#W. B. Yeats, poet featured in The Genesis of Artistic Creativity and Autism, Asperger’s Syndrome and Creativity by Michael Fitzgerald (Ireland)

Emma Zurcher-Long, writer, public speaker and singer featured in Unspoken (USA)