It goes without saying that there are many misconceptions about autism. People often treat autistic people as if they’re incapable of learning anything and always need help to complete even the most basic tasks.
It’s actually quite the opposite!
Autistic people are exceptionally gifted; in fact, some of the most celebrated inventors and celebrities are autistic.
Who are these extremely talented individuals and what can we learn from them? Let’s take a look:
Anthony Hopkins is one of the world’s most talented actor, producer, and director. He was diagnosed with Asperger’s Syndrome later in life. His disorder made him unusually restless and forced him to work harder to achieve his goals and dreams.
As a child, Courtney Love was diagnosed with “mild autism.” Despite being highly intelligent, she still struggled with school and making friends.
But her autism also made her creative and artistic, which paid off in her music career!
Alonzo Clemens is one of the most gifted artists in the world. Despite having an IQ of 40, he stunned the world with his brilliant and beautiful sculptures of animals that look very real.
The best part is that nobody taught him how to sculpt. He started sculpting at a young age; when teachers would take away his clay, he would sculpt using anything he could get his hands on!
He can complete a sculpture of an animal after seeing the animal for only a few seconds!
Matt Savage taught himself the piano at the age of 6. By the time he was 11, he was known for his immense talent. He was invited by the heads of many states to play the piano at special events and gatherings—all at the tender age of 11!
Today, he’s known as one of the best pianists in the world. But that’s not all! He’s also highly intelligent and was one of the youngest individuals to participate in and win the statewide Geography Bee competition.
These are some of the most successful individuals with autism. Not only have they gone on to achieve the unachievable, but they’re also a constant source of inspiration to others around them.
As an autism awareness advocate and motivational speaker, Louis Scarantino has inspired and coached thousands with autism across the country. Growing up autistic has helped Louis observe, analyze, and create various strategies and methods to help others like him achieve their goals and dreams in life.