One episode of “Family Guy” actually dealt with this question to some degree. Peter is a buffoonish character who stumbles through life creating chaos. In the episode in question, he was told by a doctor that he was retarded (the term commonly used now to denote this archaic diagnosis is developmentally challenged or delayed). He was given a pass by society because he was considered mentally challenged. A sign was erected in front of his house to warn motorists of his disability. However, autism was never mentioned. The character does display below average intelligence, but he has none of the other characteristics associated with autism.
Paul Ryan is a prominent congressman from the state of Wisconsin. He was recently the running mate of presidential hopeful Mitt Romney of Massachusetts. The two men were unsuccessful in their bid, so Ryan has returned to his duties as a congressman. Some have asked whether his son has autism, but there has been no admission from Ryan or his wife and no press coverage that speculates that this rumor is true. It spread because Ryan refused to vote for a bill which would supposedly give additional health coverage to those with autism and breast cancer. The Congressman had no comment.
Soccer has become increasingly popular in the United States (for some odd reason), so people want to know about the best teams and their players. In the English leagues, there is no more historic program than Manchester United and one of their best players is Paul Scholes. For years people wondered whether his son had autism and Scholes admitted that he had been so diagnosed and that Scholes was also sponsoring autism awareness fund raisers. An athlete, whether he or she likes it or not, is a role model. This speaks well for the soccer star as an athlete fulfilling his duty and as a person.
Does Robert Pattinson have Asperger’s Syndrome?
I love Robert Pattinson. The dreamy vampire in the “Twilight” series of movies is dark-eyed and mysterious. He is also quiet and reclusive in his real life. But that does not mean that he has any ties to autism. People with autism are often seen as eccentric and introverted. They have a difficult time understanding emotion and many so diagnosed will often shun people. Pattinson does not fawn in the limelight; he seems to prefer his own space. Does this make him autistic? Far from making him seem autistic, it makes him seem like an average joe. Suggesting he may be autistic sounds petty and misconstrues his wished for a normal life.
Does Patrick Star from SpongeBob have autism?
The goofy sidekick of SpongeBob Square pants is definitely special. However, to suggest that he is autistic is out of line. It seems that the writers of the show have cast him as someone of below average intelligence (as is the show’s namesake), but just because a person is intellectually delayed does not make him or her autistic. Many people are very high functioning though they have autism. As a matter of fact, it has been suggested that those with Asperger’s (a mild form of autism) often have a genius level IQ. Cartoons are just that and suggest nothing other than fun and antics.
Does Payton manning have autism or aspergers?
Just because someone is good at their job, has an ability to be incredibly focused and has some slight resemblance to a high functioning autistic, does not mean that they have autism. Peyton Manning can be considered an individual who makes football his personal plaything because he is very good at the game. He can quickly analyze a defense and make unbelievable throws to his wide receivers. None of this sounds like autism. He is also a very easy going, cooperative and outspoken teammate and personality. He has helped with medical research, but it is highly doubtful that he himself has an autistic diagnosis.
Does Oskar Schell have autism
A young boy is witness to an incredible tragedy which involves his father. He is taken on a trip to discover whether what he believes about the man he lost is true. This is the plot of a movie whose main character is a young man named Oskar Schell. He is young and gifted intellectually, but he is challenged by his difficulties in society. He loses his father, who likes to tell him riddles, but gains a grandfather figure. He seems to have autism, but the film never says whether he does or not. Most assume that the character did have autism.
Does the boy in “Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close” have autism?
The events that took place on 9/11 affected the entire country in many different ways. The movie “Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close” tells the story of how a boy loses his father when the towers collapse, but regains himself afterward. The boy has some of the traits of autism, especially an aversion to loud noises and crowds, but it is never stated as a fact that he has the disorder. Because he seems to exhibit traits it has been roundly believed that he is supposed to have autism. Although the film’s makers never confirmed or denied it is left to the movie’s public to decide.
Does Gary Numan have Aspergers
Can someone truly be called autistic if they have never been formally diagnosed. Of course, there can be speculation, but a true autistic diagnosis, from a qualified professional, is actually needed. Gary Numan has long suspected that he has Asperger’s. Apparently the rocker took some tests on the internet to see if he qualified and the instruments said that he had mild autism. He says that he always suspected that something was the matter because of frequent outbursts and others say due to his recording genius they suspected. But he has never sought a formal diagnosis of either autism or Asperger’s Syndrome.
Politicians sometimes have to deflect charges that they have been party to corruption, sexual perversion or other actions that will hinder their election. Noynoy Aquino was accused of being autistic and the opposition did not mean the high functioning kind. He refuted the statements while he was running for president of the Philippines by saying that he could not have been elected to the Senate and the House if he was developmentally disabled. The fact that he is now president of the Philippines should answer any questions for the opposition. The people believed him and elected him to the office.
Does Neil Young have a child with disabilities?
Neil Young actually has two disabled sons and they are both afflicted with the same condition. Though it is not autism, it is a very physically debilitating disease. The boys have been diagnosed with cerebral palsy. The two very different conditions do have some seeming similarities though. The rocking that someone with cerebral palsy does is similar to that of a person with autism. On the part of a cerebral palsy diagnosis it is involuntary and uncontrollable because of the brain disorder. For someone with autism it is a way to remain calm. Some of the confusion may result from other similarities.