Autism spectrum disorder is a disease that impacts the nervous system and affects the overall cognitive, emotional, social and physical health of the affected individual. It may sound very weird to you but FYI, there are a lot of autistic people in the world who even after being autistic, did something great with their life, and that too better than normal people. These people proved that Autism doesn’t mean being mentally disabled, it means being mentally challenged. Which means a person who faces challenges with his/her mental health. Just like an ordinary person, an autistic person thinks and functions normally.
Some of the great personalities who fought autism are:
1.Albert Einstein: Perhaps the most famous scientist and mathematician in history, Albert Einstein had a number of interesting and possibly telling characteristics. For one, he had trouble socializing, especially as an adult. As a child the habit of repeating sentences to himself. And of course, there is the fact that Einstein was incredibly technical. Yet so smart.
2.Bill Gates: Could Bill Gates, one of the richest men in the world be autistic? Things like the distinct rocking motion Gates displays when he concentrates, his shortened and monotoned speech patterns, and his habits of avoiding eye contact on the rare occasion he speaks directly with someone else. These are all common characters of those on the spectrum, and the evidence that Bill Gates is autistic is quite persuasive.
3.Steve Jobs: Those who associate Steve Jobs with autism admit that it’s pure speculation, but they are also quick to point out that that speculation has grown more and more mainstream since his death in 2011.
4.Michelangelo: The artist’s singular interest in his work, a temper that could change at the drop of a hat, strict routines, and very poor social skills. Such characteristics, all of which were determined through dozens of contemporary notes and letters, are consistent with those with high-functioning autism.
5.Sir Isaac Newton: The researchers, who also argue that Albert Einstein was autistic, mention in their article evidence that Newton isolated himself as much as possible and was notoriously awkward when it came to typical daily conversation. He was not good at keeping friends and relied strongly upon routines. Lastly, there are a number of reports that suggest that he was often so focused on his work, that he went for days at a time without eating or sleeping.
These facts about these great autistic people prove that autism is not a hurdle between your life and its success. Just like any other normal person, even an autistic person can lead a normal life.
By: Surbhi Singh