Saturday, February 14, 2009

High Functioning Autism:

Temple Grandin, a designer of humane food animal handling systems.

Michelle Dawson, autism researcher and autism rights activist who has made ethical challenges to Applied Behavior Analysis [22]

Dylan Scott Pierce, wildlife illustrator

Donna Williams, Australian author of Nobody Nowhere and Somebody Somewhere; after testing for deafness in late childhood, and being labelled 'disturbed', Donna was formally diagnosed as autistic in her 20s


Daniel Tammet, British autistic savant, believed to have Asperger Syndrome [20]

Liane Holliday Willey, author of Pretending to be Normal, Asperger Syndrome in the Family; Asperger syndrome advocate; education professor; and adult diagnosed with Asperger syndrome at age 35

Satoshi Tajiri, creator of Pokémon

Dawn Prince-Hughes, PhD, primate anthropologist, ethologist, and author of Songs for the Gorilla Nation

Autistic Savants:

Matt Savage, U.S. autistic jazz prodigy

Henriett Seth-F., Hungarian autistic savant, poet, writer and artist

Jonathan Lerman, American artist

Severe Autism

Tito Mukhopadhyay, author, poet and philosopher

Unspecified Autism:

Daryl Hannah, an American actress best known for her roles in Splash, Blade Runner and Kill Bill was diagnosed as a child as being 'borderline autistic'

Matthew Laborteaux, actor on Little House on the Prairie

Sue Rubin, subject of documentary Autism Is a World. Sue Rubin has no oral speech but does communicate with facilitated communication.

Christopher Knowles, American poet