Autism Hall of Fame (Awetism Hall of Fame)

The Autism Hall of Fame features awesome contemporary autistic geniuses/beautiful minds of the 20th and 21st centuries (the oldest geniuses we can include must have died at least at the beginning of the 20th century, even if they were born in the 19th century). Their achievements are really extraordinary and range from acting, modeling and sports to music, art, poetry, fiction, general writing, science and much more. Some of them are talented in multiple fields and quite a few are also autism advocates. We have not included contemporary (living) famous people (in particular “celebrities”) just “speculated” or “suspected” to have Asperger Syndrome on message boards. We have included a few contemporary people of the 20th and 21st centuries featured in books on geniuses with Asperger Syndrome, as such books are not based on gossip, but real events/details as well as anecdotes in the lives of the featured geniuses, details that indeed indicate such geniuses met at least a few, and in some cases even most criteria for Asperger Syndrome. In particular Prof. Fitzgerald’s books are very detailed. In such cases we have identified them as featured in such books, even if they were not “officially” diagnosed (many lived and died before Asperger Syndrome even existed as a diagnose). Their names are preceded by a hashtag (#). The hashtag will be omitted for geniuses featured in books if their diagnosis has been confirmed. All the other people (not featured in books) have been properly diagnosed. We have also included autistic savants featured in Darold Treffert’s book Islands of Genius. All the books and articles referenced to are listed at the end of this page.

Our criteria for inclusion are a diagnosis of autism and outstanding/extraordinary achievements in at least one field as judged by our Board as well as some “continuity” of achievements. Our definition of genius is “creativity and eminent achievement” as mentioned in this Wikipedia article. All the members of our Board are on the spectrum and are professionals in different fields. Please provide links and as many details as possible when nominating somebody. You may also nominate yourself. You can find more details here.

We have tried to make this list as accurate as possible by evaluating many resources, but we are still expanding it and probably always will. There is so much talent in the autistic community that we hear of new great minds all the time. Our goal is to promote the genius of autism and to encourage people on the spectrum to believe more in themselves and those who are not on the spectrum to believe more in autism and its extraordinary gifts. However, we also believe that everyone on the spectrum has something to give and it is not our intention to be elitist. We treat all forms of autism with equal respect and love. We are here for YOU and are not in any way associated with big autism organizations that are led by non-autistic people and think autism is a problem. As somebody said before us, autism is not a problem. Ignorance is. For the same reason we don’t ask for donations or likes. It’s all about YOU and YOUR talent, not about us. If you want to donate you can donate directly to our members. We also have a blog. We left Facebook mainly because we didn’t want people who don’t have a Facebook account to be excluded from reading our posts. WordPress blogs can be read also without a WordPress account. Congratulations to all who have been included!

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#Joy Adamson, naturalist, artist and author featured in Asperger’s Syndrome: A Gift or a Curse? by Michael Fitzgerald and Viktoria Lyons (former Austria-Hungary)

Michael Alexander, musician (UK)

Mikey Allcock, artist (UK)

Trent Altman, artist (USA)

#Robert Ammann, mathematician featured in Autism and Mathematical Talent by James Ioan (USA)

#Sherwood Anderson, novelist and writer of short stories featured in Writers on the Spectrum: How Autism and Asperger Syndrome Have Influenced Literary Writing by Julie Brown (USA)

Jonathan Andrews, trainee solicitor, disability consultant and autism employment campaigner, winner of the 2017 Queen’s Young Leader Award (UK)

Rafael Angevine, photographer (USA)

Andria Antonakos, photographer (USA)

Jessica-Jane Applegate, Paralympics swimmer (UK)

#W.H. Auden, poet mentioned as self-diagnosed in Auden’s Life and Character by Richard Davenport – Hines (UK/USA)

Neri Avraham, artist (Israel/USA)

#A. J. Ayer, philosopher featured in The Genesis of Artistic Creativity by Michael Fitzgerald (UK)

Dan Aykroyd, actor, screenwriter and musician (Canada/USA)

Shanade Aylett, artist (Australia)

Nick Bair, artist (UK)

Chris Baker, artist (UK)

Marty Balin, singer, songwriter and musician (USA)

#Stefan Banach, mathematician mentioned in Autism in Mathematician by Ioan James (former Austria-Hungary/Soviet Union)

Rachel Barcellona, model (USA)

Jake Barnett, physics student (USA)

David Barth, artist (Netherlands)

#Béla Bartók, composer and pianist featured in The Genesis of Artistic Creativity by Michael Fitzgerald, Asperger’s and Self-Esteem: Insight and Hope through Famous Role Models by Norm Ledgin, A Guide to Asperger Syndrome by Christopher Gillberg as well as in Asperger Syndrome and High Achievement by Ioan James (Hungary/USA)

#Daisy Bates, journalist and welfare worker featured in Unstoppable Brilliance by Michael Fitzgerald and Antoinette Walker (Ireland/Australia)

Danny Beath, landscape and wildlife photographer (Germany/UK)

#Samuel Beckett, novelist, playwright, theater director and poet featured in Unstoppable Brilliance by Michael Fitzgerald and Antoinette Walker (Ireland/France)

Shawn Belanger, artist (USA)

David Bellamy, author, broadcaster, environmental campaigner and botanist (self-diagnosed) (UK)

Amber Black, athlete and reiki master healer (USA)

Lucy Blackman, author (Australia)

Gregory Blackstock, artist featured in Islands of Genius by Darold Treffert (USA)

Nekea Blagoev, artist (Australia)

Nora Blansett, artist (Canada)

Henry Bond, writer and photographer (UK)

#Richard Borcherds, mathematician featured in The Essential Difference by Simon Baron-Cohen and in  The High-Flying Obsessives, an article by Karen Gold in The Guardian (2000) (self-diagnosed) (South Africa/UK)

Ellen Boudreaux, timekeeping wizard and musician featured in Islands of Genius by Darold Treffert (USA)

Dani Bowman, animator (with her own animation company) and speaker (USA)

Susan Boyle, singer, finalist of Britain’s Got Talent 2009 (UK)

Mikey Brannigan, runner (USA)

Axel Brauns, writer and filmmaker (Germany)

Luca Brecel, snooker (Belgium)

Colin Brennan, musician, Canada’s Got Talent contestant (Canada)

Phillipa “Pip” Brown (Ladyhawke), indie rock musician (New Zealand)

#Warren Buffett, business magnate and investor featured in Create Your Own Economy by Tyler Cowen (USA)

Michael Burry, physicist and hedge fund manager (self-diagnosed) (USA)

Tim Burton, film director, producer, artist, writer and animator (both he and his wife believe he has Asperger’s Syndrome) (USA)

David Byrne, musician (self-diagnosed) (UK/USA)

Eddie Callis, multi-media artist, musician and dancer (UK)

Justin Canha, artist (USA)

Jack Carl, artist (USA)

Jonathan Carlander, film director/editor (USA)

James Castle, artist (USA)

Elizabeth Catlin, mnemonist (USA)

#Bruce Chatwin, novelist and journalist featured in The Genesis of Artistic Creativity by Michael Fitzgerald (UK/France)

Jake Chodosh, artist (UK)

Caitlin Churcher, artistic gymnast (UK)

Lizzy Clark, actress (UK)

#Bram Cohen, computer programmer featured in Create Your Own Economy by Tyler Cowen (self-diagnosed) (USA)

Kyle Coleman, musician (UK)

Bekah Cook, dancer (UK)

James Cook, multi-media artist (including sand and ice artist) (USA)

#Joseph Cornell, artist and sculptor featured in Different Like Me: My Book of Autism Heroes by Jennifer Elder (USA)

Quinn Crain, artist (USA)

Anthony Crudale, first autistic marathon winner (USA)

#Marie Curie, physicist and chemist featured in Asperger’s and Self-Esteem: Insight and Hope through Famous Role Models by Norm Ledgin and (like her daughter) also mentioned in the January 2003 Issue of Singular Scientists in an article by Ioan James (Poland/France)

James Cusack, scientist (UK)

#Henry Darger, writer and artist featured in Not Even Wrong: Adventures in Autism by Paul Collins (USA)

Michelle Dawson, autism researcher (Canada)

Johnny Dean, singer and songwriter (UK)

Tony DeBlois, musician featured in Islands of Genius by Darold Treffert (USA)

Marcy Deutsch, artist (USA)

Nicole Dimond, artist (Australia)

Jodi DiPiazza, musician and singer (USA)

#Paul Dirac, physicist featured in The Strangest Man: The Hidden Life of Paul Dirac by Graham Farmel, The Essential Difference by Simon Baron-Cohen as well as in Remarkable Physicists by Ioan James (UK)

Vincent D’Onofrio, actor, film producer, writer and singer (USA)

#Arthur C. Doyle, writer and physician featured in Genius Genes by Michael Fitzgerald and Brendan O’Brien, The Genesis of Artistic Creativity by Michael Fitzgerald as well as in Create Your Own Economy by Tyler Cowen (UK)

James Durbin, finalist on the tenth season of American Idol (USA)

Sydney Edmond, artist, poet, lecturer and classical ballet student (USA)

#Greg Egan, science fiction writer and computer programmer described as autistic in Homo Aspergerus: Evolution Stumbles Forward, an article by Gary Westfahl in Locus Online, March 6th 2006 (Australia)

Jasmin Egner, actress (Germany/UK)

#Albert Einstein, theoretical physicist featured in Genius Genes by Michael Fitzgerald and Brendan O’Brien,  Asperger’s and Self-Esteem: Insight and Hope through Famous Role Models by Norm Ledgin,  The Essential Difference by Simon Baron-Cohen, The Guide to Asperger Syndrome by Christopher Gillberg, Thinking in Pictures by Temple Grandin, Asperger Syndrome and High Achievement and Remarkable Physicists by Ioan James as well as in The High-Flying Obsessives, an article by Karen Gold in The Guardian (2000) (Germany)

Colin Eldred-Cohen, writer, filmmaker and CEO of the Internet production company Fish and Cherries Productions (USA)

Tim Ellis, magician and author (Australia)

Judy Endow, author and speaker (USA)

Joseph Erber, composer and musician (UK)

#Paul Erdős, mathematician featured in Genius Genes by Michael Fitzgerald and Brendan O’Brien (Hungary)

Marie Faverio, artist, writer (various genres incl. poetry, puzzles, aphorisms, translations and research), inventor of a secret language and musician (Australia)

Hamish Finlayson, app developer (Australia)

George Finn, mnemonist featured in Islands of Genius by Darold Treffert (USA)

Martin Finn, musician (UK)

#Bobby Fischer, chess champion identified as possibly autistic in Unstrange Minds: Remapping the World of Autism by Roy Grinker (USA)

Tim Fischer, politician (Australia)

#Ronald Fisher, mathematician featured in Autism and Mathematical Talent by James Ioan (UK/Australia)

Carly Fleischmann, author, songwriter and entertainer (Canada)

#Dian Fossey, zoologist featured in Different Like Me: My Book of Autism Heroes by Jennifer Elder (USA)

Paul Fulton, artist (UK)

Robert Gagno, pinball player (Canada)

#Bill Gates, entrepreneur featured in Thinking in Pictures by Temple Grandin and in The High-Flying Obsessives, an article by Karen Gold in The Guardian (2000) (USA)

#Antoni Gaudí, architect mentioned in The Myriad Gifts of Asperger’s Syndrome by John M. Ortiz (Spain)

#Charles de Gaulle, military general and statesman featured in Genius Genes by Michael Fitzgerald and Brendan O’Brien (France)

Kimberly Gerry-Tucker, artist and writer (USA)

Calvin Glen, musician (UK)

#Kurt Gödel, logician, mathematician and philosopher featured in Genius Genes by Michael Fitzgerald and Brendan O’Brien and in Asperger Syndrome – A Gift or a Curse? by Michael Fitzgerald and Viktoria Lyons (former Austria-Hungary/USA)

Ed Goodale, singer and songwriter (UK)

#Glenn Gould, pianist featured in The Genesis of Artistic Creativity by Michael Fitzgerald, Asperger’s and Self-Esteem: Insight and Hope through Famous Role Models by Norm Ledgin, Asperger Syndrome and High Achievement by Ioan James as well as in Create Your Own Economy by Tyler Cowen (Canada)

Temple Grandin, animal behavior researcher, author and speaker featured in Islands of Genius by Darold Treffert, Asperger’s and Self-Esteem: Insight and Hope through Famous Role Models by Norm Ledgin, in Create Your Own Economy by Tyler Cowen as well as in The High-Flying Obsessives, an article by Karen Gold in The Guardian (2000) (USA)

Andrew Greenspan, musician (USA)

April Dawn Griffin, artist (Canada)

Brian Gutierrez, politician (USA)

John Hall, writer (USA)

Iris Grace Halmshaw, artist (UK)

Daryl Hannah, actress (USA)

#G. H. Hardy, mathematician featured in the article Genius, Creativity and Savantism by Michael Fitzgerald (UK)

Dan Harmon, writer and performer (USA)

#John Hartford, musician featured in Asperger’s and Self-Esteem: Insight and Hope through Famous Role Models by Norm Ledgin (USA)

Ryan Hazley, artist (UK)

#Hermann Hesse, writer featured in Create Your Own Economy by Tyler Cowen (German Empire/Switzerland)

AK_Hevonen, artist (Germany)

Naoki Higashida, poet and novelist (Japan)

#Patricia Highsmith, writer featured in Asperger’s Syndrome: A Gift or a Curse? by Michael Fitzgerald and Viktoria Lyons and in Asperger Syndrome and High Achievement by Ioan James (USA)

#David Hilbert, mathematician featured in Genius Genes by Michael Fitzgerald and Brendan O’Brien (former Kingdom of Prussia/Germany)

James Hobley, ballet dancer, Britain’s Got Talent 2011 (UK)

Todd Hodgetts, Paralympics athlete (Australia)

Peter Howson, artist (UK)

Anthony Ianni, athlete and speaker (USA)

Luke Jackson, author and speaker (UK)

Niam Jain, artist and model (Canada)

Scott James, singer (UK)

#Muhammad Ali Jinnah, lawyer,politician and founder of Pakistan featured in Did MA Jinnah, the Founder of Pakistan, Have Asperger’s Syndrome?, an article by Fitzgerald Michael, Arshad Muhammad and Aslam Uzma in Irish Psychiatrist, February/March 2005 (India/Pakistan)

Karen Johnson, multi-media artist (USA)

#Irène Joliot-Curie, Marie Curie’s daughter, scientist mentioned as possibly having Asperger’s in the January 2003 Issue of Singular Scientists in an article by Ioan James (France)

#Keith Joseph, politician featured in Autism, Asperger’s Syndrome and Creativity by Michael Fitzgerald (UK)

#James Joyce, novelist and poet featured in Unstoppable Brilliance by Michael Fitzgerald and Antoinette Walker (Ireland)

Ann Kagarise, author and photographer (USA)

#Wassily Kandinsky, artist featured in Different Like Me: My Book of Autism Heroes by Jennifer Elder and in A Guide to Asperger Syndrome by Christopher Gillberg (former Russian Empire/France)

Clarence Kang, musician, Asia’s Got Talent 2015 (Malaysia)

#Andy Kaufman, actor featured in Different Like Me: My Book of Autism Heroes by Jennifer Elder and in Elijah’s Cup  by Valerie Paradiz (USA)

Ido Kedar, author (USA)

Garrison Keillor, writer and humorist (USA)

Deirdre Kenney, artist (USA)

Amrit Khurana, artist (India)

Cynthia Kim, writer (USA)

#Alfred Kinsey, biologist and zoologist featured in Genius Genes by Michael Fitzgerald and Brendan O’Brien, in Asperger’s Syndrome: A Gift or a Curse? by Michael Fitzgerald and Viktoria Lyons as well as in Asperger Syndrome and High Achievement by Ioan James (USA)

Mike Korins, musician, America’s Got Talent 2016 contestant (USA)

Paul Kostabi, artist, musician, music producer and audio engineer (USA)

#Stanley Kubrick, film director, screenwriter, producer, editor and photographer featured in Autism, Asperger’s Syndrome and Creativity by Michael Fitzgerald and in Asperger’s Syndrome: A Gift or a Curse? by Michael Fitzgerald and Viktoria Lyons (USA/UK)

Heather Kuzmich, model (USA)

Matthew Labyorteaux, actor (USA)

Paul Laffoley, artist and architect (USA)

Amanda LaMunyon, artist (USA)

Leslie Lemke, musician featured in Islands of Genius by Darold Treffert (USA)

Jonathan Lerman, artist featured in Islands of Genius by Darold Treffert (USA)

Anita Lesko, author (USA)

#Oscar Levant, pianist, composer, author and actor featured in Asperger’s and Self-Esteem: Insight and Hope through Famous Role Models by Norm Ledgin (USA)

#Charles Lindbergh, aviator, inventor and author featured in Genius Genes by Michael Fitzgerald and Brendan O’Brien and in Autism, Asperger’s Syndrome and Creativity by Michael Fitzgerald (USA)

Deborah Locke, former detective (Australia)

Courtney Love, musician, actress and artist (USA)

#L. S. Lowry, artist featured in The Genesis of Artistic Creativity by Michael Fitzgerald (UK)

Rachel Lucas, writer (UK)

Jonas Lundström, artist (Sweden)

Flo and Kay Lyman, mnemonists featured in Islands of Genius by Darold Treffert (USA)

Michael Madore, artist (USA)

Brittany Maier, musician featured in Islands of Genius by Darold Treffert (USA)

Sam Maloney, photographer (USA)

Grant Manier, artist (USA)

Clay Marzo, surfer (USA)

Mickey Mayhew, author and historian (UK)

#Barbara McClintock, scientist and cytogeneticist featured in Different Like Me: My Book of Autism Heroes by Jennifer Elder (USA)

Jason McElwain, athlete (USA)

Thomas McKean, author, poet and songwriter (USA)

Travis Meeks, lead singer, guitarist and songwriter (USA)

#Dmitri Ivanovich Mendeleev, chemist and inventor featured in the article Genius, Creativity and Savantism by Michael Fitzgerald (former Russian Empire)

Thristan Mendoza, musician (Philippines)

Wesley Metcalfe, swimmer who swam the English Channel with his team (USA)

Andrea Michael, artist (Australia)

David Militello, actor and musician, America’s Got Talent 2008 contestant (USA)

Reg Mombassa, artist and musician (New Zealand/Australia)

#Piet Mondrian, artist featured in Different Like Me: My Book of Autism Heroes by Jennifer Elder (Netherlands/USA)

#Bernard Montgomery, army officer featured in Genius Genes by Michael Fitzgerald and Brendan O’Brien (UK)

Moontain, artist and  musician (France)

Heidi Mortenson, electronic composer, singer and producer (Denmark)

Caiseal Mór, fantasy novelist, artist and musician (Australia)

Haley Moss, artist and writer (USA)

Tito Mukhopadhyay, author and poet (India)

Phoebe Murer, artist (USA)

Jonathan Murphy, voice actor (USA)

Les Murray, poet (self-diagnosed) (Australia)

Laura Nadine, musician (USA)

Gene Nakauchi, chess champion (Australia)

Michele Marie Newman, artist (USA)

#Craig Newmark, Internet entrepreneur featured in Create Your Own Economy by Tyler Cowen (self-diagnosed) (USA)

Jerry Newport, author and mathematical savant featured in Mozart and the Whale (USA)

Mary Newport, artist, musician and actress featured in Mozart and the Whale (USA)

Craig Nicholls, musician (Australia)

Gary Numan, singer and songwriter (UK)

Douglas Freddie Odom Jr., actor, author and politician (USA)

Hikari Ōe, composer featured in Create Your Own Economy by Tyler Cowen (Japan)

Jasmine Lee O’Neill, author, artist and musician (USA)

#George Orwell, writer featured in The Genesis of Artistic Creativity and in Autism, Asperger’s Syndrome and Creativity by Michael Fitzgerald (India/UK)

#Willard van Orman Quine, philosopher and logician mentioned in The Myriad Gifts of Asperger’s Syndrome by John M. Ortiz (USA)

Carissa Paccerelli, artist and writer (USA)

Tim Page, Pulitzer-Prize critic and author featured in Create Your Own Economy by Tyler Cowen (USA)

Derek Paravicini, musician (UK)

Jessica Park, artist (USA)

#Patrick Pearse, teacher, poet, writer and activist featured in Unstoppable Brilliance by Michael Fitzgerald and Antoinette Walker (Ireland)

Kim Peek, autistic savant who inspired the movie Rain Man, featured in Islands of Genius by Darold Treffert (USA)

Diego Peña, author (USA)

Lisa Perini, artist and musician (Italy)

Lars Perner, author and marketing professional (USA)

Shauna Phoon, photographer (Australia)

Dylan Scott Pierce, artist (USA)

Christophe Pillault, artist (France/USA)

Alex Plank, filmmaker, actor, creator of Wrong Planet (USA)

#Henri Poincaré, mathematician, theoretical physicist, engineer and philosopher of science featured in The Mind of the Mathematician by Michael Fitzgerald and Ioan James (France)

#Enoch Powell, politician, scholar and poet featured in Asperger’s Syndrome: A Gift or a Curse? by Michael Fitzgerald and Viktoria Lyons (UK)

Dawn Prince-Hughes, primate anthropologist, ethologist and author (USA)

James Henry Pullen, craftsman featured in Islands of Genius by Darold Treffert (UK)

Jeanette Purkis, author, poet, artist and speaker (Australia)

#Srinivasa Ramanujan, mathematician featured in Autism and Creativity by Michael Fitzgerald and in Asperger Syndrome and High Achievement by Ioan James (India)

Colleen Ranney, artist, author and poet (Canada)

Dora Raymaker, scientist, writer, artist and public speaker (USA)

Jo Redman, kickboxer (UK)

Remrov, artist (Netherlands/Canada)

#Charles Richter, creator of the Richter magnitude scale mentioned as possibly having Asperger’s in Richter’s Scale: Measure of an Earthquake, Measure of a Man by Susan Elizabeth Hough (USA)

#Paul Robeson, bass singer and actor featured in Asperger’s and Self-Esteem: Insight and Hope through Famous Role Models by Norm Ledgin (USA)

#Julia Robinson, mathematician featured in Different Like Me: My Book of Autism Heroes by Jennifer Elder (USA)

John Elder Robison, author (USA)

Sue Rubin, author (USA)

#Bertrand Russell, philosopher featured in Asperger’s Syndrome: A Gift or a Curse? by Michael Fitzgerald and Viktoria Lyons and in Asperger Syndrome and High Achievement by Ioan James (UK)

#Carl Sagan, astronomer, cosmologist, astrophysicist, astrobiologist and author featured in Asperger’s and Self-Esteem: Insight and Hope through Famous Role Models by Norm Ledgin (USA)

Jesse Saperstein, writer and speaker (USA)

Forrest Sargent, photographer (USA)

#Erik Satie, composer and pianist featured in The Genesis of Artistic Creativity by Michael Fitzgerald, A Guide to Asperger Syndrome by Christopher Gillberg as well as in Asperger Syndrome and High Achievement by Ioan James (France)

Matt Savage, musician featured in Islands of Genius by Darold Treffert (USA)

Kaner Scott, dancer and model (UK)

Nik Sebastian, artist (USA)

Birger Sellin, author (Germany)

Amy Sequenzia, poet (USA)

Henriett Seth, author, poet, musician and artist (Hungary)

Mikaela Sheldt, artist, photographer and poet (USA)

Solomon Shereshevskii, mnemonist (Russia)

#William Shockley, physicist and inventor identified as possibly autistic in The Essential Difference by Simon Baron-Cohen (USA)

Stephen Shore, writer (USA)

Jeremy Sicile-Kira, artist and author (USA)

#Boris Sidis, psychologist, physician, psychiatrist and philosopher of education featured in The Mind of the Mathematician by Michael Fitzgerald and Ioan James (USA)

#William Sidis, mathematical and language genius featured in Asperger’s Syndrome: A Gift or a Curse? by Michael Fitzgerald and Viktoria Lyons (USA)

Anna Silivonchik, multi-media artist (Russia)

Rudy Simone, author, musician and actress (USA)

Jim Sinclair, first person to articulate the autism-rights position and co-founder of Autism Network International (USA)

Kambel Smith, artist (USA)

Theoplis Smith, artist (USA)

Vernon Smith, professor of economics featured in Create Your Own Economy by Tyler Cowen (USA)

Ryan Smoluk, artist (Canada)

Rosemary Stephens, artist (UK)

Michael Stobierski, artist (USA)

Sarah Stup, writer (USA)

Kirtanraw Subramanian, artist (Malaysia)

K. J. Swan, artist (USA)

Declan Sykes, musician (Australia)

Satoshi Tajiri, creator and designer of Pokemon (Japan)

Daniel Tammet, writer, translator and math wizard featured in Islands of Genius by Darold Treffert (UK)

Trevor Tao, chess champion (Australia)

Beki Tara, artist (Australia)

Benjamin Tarasewicz, musician, actor and speaker (USA)

Raj Singh Tattal, artist (UK)

Christopher Taylor, language savant (UK)

James Taylor, singer and songwriter (USA)

#Edward Teller, theoretical physicist featured in the article Genius, Creativity and Savantism by Michael Fitzgerald (former Austria-Hungary/USA)

#Nikola Tesla, inventor, engineer and physicist featured in Genius Genes by Michael Fitzgerald and Brendan O’Brien (Serbia/USA)

Cameron Thompson, mathematician (UK)

Raymond Thompson, screenwriter, composer and producer (New Zealand)

Michael Tolleson, artist (USA)

Peter Tork, musician and actor (USA)

Talina Toscano, singer and songwriter (USA)

Maja Toudal, singer, songwriter, author and public speaker (Denmark)

Gilles Trehin, artist (France)

Penelope Trunk, author and businesswoman (USA)

#Alan Turing, computer scientist, mathematician and biologist featured in Asperger Syndrome and High Achievement by Ioan James and in Different Like Me: My Book of Autism Heroes by Jennifer Elder (UK)

Bradley Turner, opera singer (UK)

Liam Turner, artist (UK)

#Maurice Utrillo, artist identified as possibly autistic in Asperger Syndrome and High Achievement by Ioan James (France)

#Éamon de Valera, politician featured in Unstoppable Brilliance by Michael Fitzgerald and Antoinette Walker (Ireland)

Ana Valle Ocando, artist (Ecuador)

Sarah E. Vaughn, artist (USA)

Jacob Velasquez, musician (USA)

#Michael Ventris, linguist and architect identified as possibly autistic in The Essential Difference by Simon Baron-Cohen (UK)

Aleksander Vinter, musician (Norway)

#Louis Wain, artist discussed in Louis Wain and Asperger’s Syndrome by Michael Fitzgerald (UK)

Jadyn Waiser, athlete (USA)

Tim ter Wal, artist specialized in industrial landscapes and modern architecture (Netherlands)

#Robert Walser, writer featured in Asperger’s Syndrome: A Gift or a Curse? by Michael Fitzgerald and Viktoria Lyons (Switzerland)

#Andy Warhol, artist, filmmaker and writer featured in The Genesis of Artistic Creativity and  Autism, Asperger’s Syndrome and Creativity by Michael Fitzgerald, Asperger Syndrome and High Achievement by Ioan James as well as in Elijah’s Cup by Valerie Paradiz (USA)

#John B. Watson, lawyer featured in Genius Genes by Michael Fitzgerald and Brendan O’Brien (UK)

Richard Wawro, artist featured in Islands of Genius by Darold Treffert (UK)

Heidi Webster, artist (USA)

Angela Weddle, artist (USA)

#André Weil, mathematician featured in Autism and Mathematical Talent by James Ioan (France)

#Simone Weil, philosopher and activist featured in The Genesis of Artistic Creativity and Autism, Asperger’s Syndrome and Creativity by Michael Fitzgerald as well as Asperger Syndrome and High Achievement by Ioan James (France/UK)

#Orson Welles, actor, director and writer featured in Asperger’s and Self-Esteem: Insight and Hope through Famous Role Models by Norm Ledgin (USA)

#H.G. Wells, writer featured in Genius Genes by Michael Fitzgerald and Brendan O’Brien (UK)

Mark C. Westberg, actor, musician and artist (USA)

Gary Westfahl, scholarly author and reviewer of science fiction (USA)

#Opal Whiteley, nature writer and diarist featured in Writers on the Spectrum: How Autism and Asperger Syndrome Have Influenced Literary Writing by Julie Brown

George Widener, artist featured in Islands of Genius by Darold Treffert (USA)

#Norbert Wiener, mathematician and philosopher featured in Genius Genes by Michael Fitzgerald and Brendan O’Brien (USA)

Blind Tom Wiggins, musician featured in Islands of Genius by Darold Treffert (USA)

Liane Holliday Willey, author and education professor (USA)

Danny Williams, artist (USA)

Donna Williams, poet, artist, author, songwriter and screenwriter (Australia)

John M. Williams, collage artist (USA)

Stephen Wiltshire, artist featured in Islands of Genius by Darold Treffert (UK)

Alexis Wineman, model (USA)

#Ludwig Wittgenstein, philosopher featured in The Genesis of Artistic Creativity and Autism, Asperger’s Syndrome and Creativity by Michael Fitzgerald, A Guide to Asperger Syndrome by Christopher Gillberg, Asperger Syndrome and High Achievement by Ioan James, Thinking in Pictures by Temple Grandin,  Elijah’s Cup by Valerie Paradiz as well as in The High-Flying Obsessives, an article by Karen Gold in The Guardian (2000) (Austria/UK)

Ping Lian Yeak, artist featured in Islands of Genius by Darold Treffert (Malaysia/Australia)

#J. B. Yeats, artist featured in The Genesis of Artistic Creativity by Michael Fitzgerald (Ireland)

#W. B. Yeats, poet featured in The Genesis of Artistic Creativity and Autism, Asperger’s Syndrome and Creativity by Michael Fitzgerald (Ireland)

Emma Zurcher-Long, writer, public speaker and singer featured in Unspoken (USA)

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Books and Articles Mentioned in the Autism Hall of Fame:

Baron-Cohen, Simon – The Essential Difference, Penguin Books (2003)

Brown, Julie – Writers on the Spectrum: How Autism and Asperger Syndrome Have Influenced Literary Writing, Jessica Kingsley (2010)

Collins, Paul – Not Even Wrong: Adventures in Autism, Bloomsbury (2004)

Cowen, Tyler – Create Your Own Economy, Dutton (2009)

Davenport – Hines, Richard – Auden’s Life and Character
in Smith, Stan (2004) The Cambridge Companion to W. H. Auden, Cambridge University Press (2004)

Elder, Jennifer – Different Like Me – My Book of Autism Heroes, Jessica Kingsley Publishers (2005)

Farmelo, Graham – The Strangest Man: The Hidden Life of Paul Dirac, Basic Books (2011)

Fitzgerald, Michael – Autism and Creativity, Routledge (2003)

Fitzgerald, Michael – Louis Wain and Asperger’s Syndrome in Irish Journal of Psychological Medicine, 19, 3, 101

Fitzgerald, Michael – Genius, Creativity and Savantism: http://professormichaelfitzgerald.eu/genius-creativity-and-savantism/

Fitzgerald, Michael – The Genesis of Artistic Creativity: Asperger’s Syndrome and the Arts, Jessica Kingsley Publishers (2005)

Fitzgerald Michael, Arshad Muhammad, Aslam Uzma – Did MA Jinnah, the Founder of Pakistan, Have Asperger’s Syndrome?, article in Irish Psychiatrist, February/March 2005 6(1)

Fitzgerald, Michael and James, Ioan – The Mind of the Mathematician, Johns Hopkins University Press (2007)

Fitzgerald, Michael and Lyons, Viktoria – Asperger Syndrome – A Gift or a Curse?, Nova Science Publishers Inc. (2005)

Fitzgerald, Michael and O’Brien, Brendan  – Genius Genes: How Asperger Talents Changed the World, AAPC (2007)

Fitzgerald, Michael and Walker, Antoinette – Unstoppable brilliance: Irish Geniuses and Asperger’s Syndrome, Liberties Press (2006)

Gillberg, Christopher – A Guide to Asperger Syndrome, Cambridge University Press (2002)

Gold, Karen – The High-Flying Obsessives, The Guardian (2000)

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Grinker, Roy – Unstrange Minds: Remapping the World of Autism, Basic Books (2007)

Hough, Susan Elizabeth – Richter’s Scale: Measure of an Earthquake, Measure of a Man, Princeton University Press (2007)

James, Ioan – Asperger Syndrome and High Achievement: Some Very Remarkable People, Jessica Kingsley Publishers (2005)

James, Ioan – Autism and Mathematical Talent, Mathematical Intelligencer, Vol. 32 No. 1 (2010)

James, Ioan – Autism in Mathematicians, Mathematical Intelligencer, Vol. 25 No. 4 (2003)

James, Ioan – Remarkable Physicists, Cambridge University Press (2004)

Ledgin, Norman – Asperger’s and Self-Esteem: Insight and Hope through Famous Role Models, Future Horizons (2002)

Ortiz, John – The Myriad Gifts of Asperger’s Syndrome, Jessica Kingsley Publishers (2008)

Paradiz, Valerie – Elijah’s Cup: a Family’s Journey into the Community and Culture of High-Functioning Autism and Asperger’s Syndrome, The Free Press (2002)

Treffert, Darold – Islands of Genius, Jessica Kingsley Publishers (2010)

Westfahl, Gary – Homo Aspergerus: Evolution Stumbles Forward, an article in Locus Online, March 6th 2006 (Australia)

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