Living with Asperger’s Syndrome
Being diagnosed with Asperger’s doesn’t imply that you will not be able to go on and lead a full life. In fact, there are many celebrities who have this condition and have gone on to accomplish great things. From Abraham Lincoln, who went on to become an American president, to Albert Einstein, one of the world’s most noted physicists – history is filled with people who weren’t held back by their diagnosis.
Bobby Fischer used his obsession with chess to become one of the youngest champions in the history of the game. Jane Austen, Beethoven, Michelangelo, and Thomas Edison… These names need no introduction because of what they’ve accomplished, placing them firmly in the annals of history, and all while living with Asperger’s.
In her article about living with Autism, Mishka Wazar writes about the ways in which specialized support for people on the Autism spectrum can not only help seamless integration into society, but also play a primary role in assisting those affected to live full lives and achieve their potential.