Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Link to Article: What Aspergers Syndrome has done for us

I've just had my attention drawn to an article on famous people with Aspergers. It's old, but I hadn't read it before.

In case you missed it, it's a BBC News Article from 2nd June 2004 entitled "What Asperger's Syndrome has done for us"

It's well worth a read, especially if you're feeling down about the whole aspergers thing.

In particular, the article points to the following people;
  • Michelangelo
  • Albert Einstein
  • Socrates
  • Jane Austen
  • Charles Darwin
  • Isaac Newton
  • Marie Curie
  • Eamon de Valera
  • WB Yeats
  • Andy Warhol
The article talks about workaholics and attention to detail and is generally quite fair although it dips into stereotypes in a few places. Not all aspies are intellectuals, for example.

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