Top 10 Inspirational People With Autism And Asperger's Syndrome

We just wondered what people think of WatchMojo’s video of their top ten inspirational people with autism or Asperger’s.

Here is a summary of the countdown:

10. Alexis Wineman

Diagnosed at 11, insight into her autism helped Alexis Wineman to handle life and eventually take part in the Miss America beauty pageant.

9. Heather Kuzmich

America’s Next Top Model contestant Heather Kuzmich showed what its like to be Asperger’s - succeeding despite being teased for her awkwardness.

8. Peter Howson

Peter Howson found an outlet for his obsessives in his work as an artist and after battling alcoholism he also found faith in Christianity. 

7. Clay Marzo

Being social awkward in public didn’t stop Clay Marzo using his creativity to reach new heights as a campion surfer.

6. Susan Boyle

Singer Susan Boyle came to fame through Britain's Got Talent in 2009 and received a very late diagnosis of Asperger’s in 2012.  

5. James Durbin

Singer and guitarist James Durbin who finished 4th in the 10th series of American Idol lives with both Asperger’s and Tourettes. 

4. Daryl Hannah

Darryl Hannah found she enjoyed the controlled environment of acting even though she didn’t like the attention and fame it brought. 

3. Satoshi Tajiri

Obsessed with video games from an early age Satoshi Tajiri worked excessively to realise his dream creating the Pokemon franchise. 

2. Dan Aykroyd

Well known as an actor Dan Ackroyd not only stared in Ghostbusters but also cowrote it inspired by his own special interests.

1. Temple Grandin

Temple Grandin is a great spokesperson for autism who has taught some profound insights into what it is like living on the spectrum. 

Could there have been less North Americans in this list or less people in the entertainment industry? What about the UK’s naturalist Chris Packham - who this year did an amazing documentary about his Asperger syndrome? Let me know what you think in the comments below.