World Autism Awareness day: 5 Inspiring Personalities Who Defeated Autism

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| April 2 , 2018 , 17:10 IST

Autism is a developmental disorder, a neurological disorder that affects 1 in 68 people.

The presumptions that come along with autisms are overwhelmingly wrong most of the times and it can be tackled if we adopt a correct approach. 

World Autism Awareness Day is observed on April 2 to create awareness and acceptance of this condition and this year marks its 11th anniversary. The month of April is also marked as the Autism Awareness Month.

We present you 5 inspiring personalities who defeated autism and excelled in their fields:

Lewis Carroll – Author of “Alice in Wonderland”

Lewis Carroll, the author of the children’s classic Alice in Wonderland was known to be a poor communicator. He was likely found interacting with children as compared to his adult peers. His difficulty with communication was exacerbated by a severe stammer. Despite, suffering from Autism, Carroll wrote one of the renowned pieces of literature, Alice in Wonderland its sequel Through the Looking-Glass.

Satoshi Tajiri - Creator of Pokemon

As a child, Satoshi Tajiri was fascinated by insects and was even nicknamed “Dr Bug” by other children. As an adult, Tajiri turned that interest into the worldwide phenomenon that is Pokemon, which made him an inspirational adult around the world. Satoshi never confirmed publically that he does have suffered from Asperger’s Syndrome.

Susan Boyle - A Scottish singer, featured on Britain got talent

Most people know Susan Boyle as the shy Scottish introvert who sold more than 14 million albums after appearing on Britain’s Got Talent. But even more, people found Boyle inspiring when she announced she had been diagnosed with Asperger’s Syndrome, a diagnosis that Boyle said, felt like “a relief.” Boyle is still learning about the autism spectrum and how it affects her, but as long as she keeps singing, people are sure to continue to be inspired by her.

DAN AYKROYD - American Actor 

Popular comedian and actor Dan Aykroyd had already been expelled from two different schools by the time a doctor diagnosed him with mild Asperger’s Syndrome as a child. Since then, Aykroyd has been pretty honest and up-front about his experiences with the autism spectrum. The Academy Award-nominated actor and writer has even spoken to a great extent about how his experiences with autism contributed to his character in Ghostbusters.

Ranveer Saini - Golf Master 

One Indian boy has challenged all the myths surrounding autism and earned laurels from the country while he was at it. Ranveer Saini won the gold in golf at the Special Olympics in 2015 at the age of 15. Now, Ranveer is preparing to continue his journey.

Researchers also stated that Amadeus Mozart and Michelangelo, recognized as one of the most gifted musicians and one considered as one of the greatest Italian artists, suffered from Autism.