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CASD 7317X/CBSE 7685T Introduction to Autism Spectrum Disorders: Famous People with Autism

Introduction to Autism Spectrum Disorders, Professor Susan Longtin

Famous People with Autism-Aspergers

Temple Grandin

Top Ten

Top 10 Famous People with Autism

Since the first diagnosis of autism in 1943 by Leo Kanner, the number of children in the United States thought to have autism was 1 in 10,000, a “low frequency” disorder. Now the number of children thought to have autism is 1 in 68, a drastic increase which has not been fully explained. In the last decade we've all learned a great deal about autism and what it means to be autistic, partly through the media and our professional curiosity.