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Created by Chase the Rainbow Resources

Famous People

Famous Autistic People

Anthony Hopkins - Actor

Hopkins stated his diagnosis has helped him as an actor. "I definitely look at people differently. I like to deconstruct, to pull a character apart, to work out what makes them tick"

Greta Thunberg - Activist & Public Speaker

"When I felt the most sad, I didn't know that I had autism"

"The diagnosis was almost only positive for me."

Dan Aykroyd - Actor & Writer

Aykroyd says being autistic "has helped [him] creatively"

"One of my symptoms included my obsession with ghosts and law enforcement"
"That's when the idea of my film Ghostbusters was born"

Daryl Hannah - Actress & Activist

"I wanted to go and live in the land of Oz. Once I realised that [acting] was actually a job I could have, I actively pursued it."

Tom Stoltman - World's Strongest Man 2021

"Just because we've got a label on our heads, it doesn't mean that you are different from anyone else."

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