Well-Known Individuals living with Autism

There are individuals living with Autism all over the world! This page is created to share about well-known individuals who live with Autism.

Dr. Temple Grandin

Dr. Temple Grandin could not verbally communicate until she was 3 and 1/2 years old. She is an Animal Science Professor at the University of Colorado. She consults and designs live stock handling systems for meat companies across the U.S. She performs keynote speeches about animal science and Autism all over the country. She is an author on various books about Animal Science and Autism.


Dr. Kerry Magro

Dr. Kerry Magro was diagnosed with Pervasive Developmental Disorder-Not Otherwise Specified (PDD-NOS) a form of autism, at 4 years old. He is a Professional Keynote Speaker who performs speeches across the U.S about various topics, from living with Autism to many topics in Education. He is an author of various books, such as “Defining Autism from the Heart” and “I Will Light it Up Blue”. He is the CEO and Founder of KFM Making a Difference.


Carly Fleischmann

From Canada, Carly is a young woman who was diagnosed with Autism, Developmental Delay, and Oral-Motor Apraxia at the age of 2. Along with her dad, she is a co-author of her book, “Carly’s Voice”. She communicates with a computer. She is the first, nonverbal talk show host, and her show is called, “Speechless with Carly Fleischmann”.

Naoki Higashida

From Japan, Naoki is a young man who was diagnosed with Autism at 5 years old. He communicates using an handmade, Japanese, Alphabet Grid. He is the author of several books, including “The Reason I Jump” and “Fall Down 7 times Get up 8”. He is an advocate and a writer.

Susan Boyle:

From Scotland, Susan Boyle was misdiagnosed with brain damage as a little girl and was diagnosed later on in life with Autism. She is a singer who writes her own music and has competed on TV shows, such as “Britain’s Got Talent” and “America’s Got Talent: The Champions (2019)”. She did win on BGT and was one of the finalists on AGT: The Champions.


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