Shrek in German means fear. My son is not frightening - hes autistic.
Wow, all of them eh? Just goes to show that Autism is a far reaching, complicated spectrum, that makes these awesome people who they are!
First commenter! Very exciting...Thanks for the birthday wishes!
That's really interesting - honestly, it gives hope for us all!Love & hugsAxxx
I thought it was the eyes they had in common.And black hair, except that bald one and van Gogh of course.
Thanks for posting this. This is great info. People with autism really do excel...They should be seen as blessings...
Our children will enrich our world... and like these others before them, leave their stamp in profoundly important ways!xx
Hi Casdokjust some random and some may argue shallow thoughts, can we really pick Mr Spock as he is from an entire race with his traits? (unless he has them from his Mother?)Do you think that the Vulcans look at humans as being the equivalent of 'negative autists' if there can be such a thing? :O)Oh and a big thanks for drawing my attention to Flowers for Algernon being available as a film, read the short story, and kicked myself I never saw the play with Micheal Crawford.
Talk about achievements, nobody should be written off because of differences, everybody has something to give to the world.
Michael Palin? I didn't know that!
That's remarkable. Is that Bob Dylan in there?
great post, cas, certainly gives folks pause... and hope!
we've all got something to give...even if we're not always sure what it is sometimes!
People are precious ! We are all pne.
That's an interesting list. People with autism are especially gifted in their own wonderful ways. They can make great contributions.
Casdok, thank you for posting the pictures of these unique, highly gifted individuals. Some of my very favorite people are "different." They look at the world from a highly original perspective. It is the nature of their gift. Hug.
thats great!!the world would have been incomplete without them.Vangogh is my favourite.
One of our TV stations ran a special on autism yesterday night. Covered quite a few subjects you have written on...
Cool...I pasted that into an email & sent it to all my family/friends! Keanu is just yummy! :)
I have a sweet friend with two sons who are autistic and I will share your site with her. I am learning so much from my visits here! I will link you! This is SO important.Have a nice Thursday! :D
Wow, so many high acheivers! It makes you think.
Wow. How empowering.
There are days I wonder if half the people I run into, including myself, wouldn't show up on the scale. How beautiful.
Wow. Zach and I are in good company.
Just curious.... Are you familiar with Asperger's? The reason I ask is that I suspect most very creative, non-mainstream people would score rather high for it. Even I scored 277 out of 300. What's your opinion about Asperger's?
Don't we all have a little "spectrum" in us? ;-) I know I do!
Thailandchani, i certainly am, my father is Aspergers. Which ties in with Jades comment; yes i think we do.
Aw, hell. My guess was going to be that they all (presumably) had penises.
This is quite the list and it lets me know there's lots of promise for J in the future. Just this morning he was telling me he wants to have a show on Animal Planet someday.
You are such a powerful advocate.
I love Mr. Bean.The original series anyway.
Did you know that it's suspected that Thomas Jefferson and Mozart both had autism? There are many others as well. Autism is far-reaching and has been around for hundreds of years - probably from the beginning of time. Why has it taken us so long to be understanding of those who are a little different?Enjoyed the post and thanks so much for stopping by and commenting on my post. Nice to meet you.Blessings,Mary
None or those pictures surprise me at all - much valued members of our world, every one of them.
I've seen this list before, but what I really liked about your post was the pictures. great additions to add impact!!
I think that a lot of us are on the autistic spectrum but just don't realize it.
Isn't it wonderful that no matter how different we all are, we are all so very similar! Fascinating as always, Casdok! It's Thankful Thursday and I'm thankful for you! Hugs!
it is hard for me to think that there are different scales of austism. My nephew didn't talk, didn't really make eye contact, coudln't stand much noise, but he did really really like his socks. He would take them off and hold them, flipping them back and forth in his hand and watch them. It is hard to me to think that someone can be autistic and not have it like that. I love it when you try to raise awariness on autism! thanks
I suspect we are all on the scale somewhere - they just need to make it a bit bigger and then we can all celebrate our likenesses and our differences. After all where is normal. Anyone know anyone who is?
This is very interesting.
It would certainly raise awareness if one of these celebrities made that public knowledge. (Bob Dylan's one of my favorites. I just about blew the windows out my truck this morning listening to "Visions of Johanna", lol....)
Wow! This him I did not know, a lot of interesting and informative your current post!
Great post...and you can really see where they draw that conclusion from each of the individual personalities.
This really is an eye-opener... always good to revise the perspective from which we look at things so we can shift our assumptions. Pretty intriguing group you have shared here. Great post.
Wow! I never knew that! That is amazing. Keaun Reeves aswell! Just goes to show you that you cant judge a book by its cover. What a lot of cool people!
Your posts are very insightful. Thanks for dropping by my blog! =)
What a great list TFX
I like this sort of thing. Both my children are dyslexic and over the years we have discussed famous people who have shaped our world who were/are also said to be dyslexic. I hope it helps
I learn something new every post you do.
It is obvious from this collection of people that people with autism differ greatly from one another. They are not all alike or stamped out of the same cookie cutter.
That is some list. Talent runs deep.
Fascinating and informative as always, Casdok. Thank you so much for your original thoughts. M xx
I didn't know about that. I have heard about Einstein - but not the others...Interesting!
Pictures say a lot!
Good information. Many people with all kinds of disabilities can make things happen around the world. :)
Wow, what a powerful post. Having twin autistic nephews, this is near and dear to my heart.
It just goes to show that we all are different and it is OK. It is more than OK, it is a good thing. Being different it what makes us and life interesting. In college my husband always wore a button that said, "why be normal?" I think the question really is,"what is normal?" There is no such thing, and that is what makes the world so beautiful.XOXOX
Made me think of that little decal you have on your sidebar.they were all "born with serious abilities"
Great list. I'm not sure who is between Mr Bean and Dylan though.
Jenny McCarthy was on Larry King Live last night, and she was speaking about autism and vaccinations.I recall reading that Picasso was on the autistic spectrum as well. It would seem that autism and genius are often two sides of the same coin.
You may want to verify your sources before posting information. Fred Grandy, the first picture, categorically denies being on the spectrum. I just received an E-mail after asking him directly.
Bet he was surprised! The first picture is of Michael Palin.
wow...this is very interesting!Thanks for sharing!
I love this list. Where are the women? I had heard that Courtney Love said she was on the spectrum, although I suspect that no one would be that thrilled to hear that,lol. Darryl Hannah has also said she was on the spectrum as well.
I'm impressed -- and I can see some of it. Is there a list of criteria (DSM IV or the like?) where one can test oneself?
Yes there are various online tests you can do, but i wouldnt like to recommend one as am not sure how accurate they are. :)
Thanks for visiting my blog and thanks for being a great resource on autism.I will refer people to your blog.
Interesting. I also knew about Einstein, but not the others
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