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Celebrities Who Are on the Autism Spectrum

Best Life Logo By Charlie Duerr of Best Life | Slide 1 of 9: You've probably heard the phrase "on the spectrum" used to describe someone who has autism. But chances are there's still a lot you don't know about autism spectrum disorder (ASD), which the Mayo Clinic defines as "a condition related to brain development that impacts how a person perceives and socializes with others, causing problems in social interaction and communication." The term "spectrum" is used due to the expansive range of symptoms that a person with ASD may experience and the varying degrees of severity in which the condition presents itself. And with the popularity of the Netflix reality television series Love on the Spectrum, which follows several individuals with ASD as they navigate the dating world, the condition has become a part of the public conversation now more so than maybe ever before. As the disorder has gained more mainstream attention, more and more celebrities have frankly discussed their autism diagnoses.According to 2020 data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) Autism and Developmental Disabilities Monitoring (ADDM) Network, about one in 54 children has ASD. But it's not just kids who are being diagnosed with autism. To gain a greater understanding of just how prevalent ASD is among children and adults, here are seven celebrities who are on the autism spectrum, many of whom were diagnosed later in life.RELATED: The Biggest Misconceptions About Autism Spectrum Disorder.Read the original article on Best Life.

Celebrities Who Are on the Autism Spectrum

You've probably heard the phrase "on the spectrum" used to describe someone who has autism. But chances are there's still a lot you don't know about autism spectrum disorder (ASD), which the Mayo Clinic defines as "a condition related to brain development that impacts how a person perceives and socializes with others, causing problems in social interaction and communication." The term "spectrum" is used due to the expansive range of symptoms that a person with ASD may experience and the varying degrees of severity in which the condition presents itself. And with the popularity of the Netflix reality television series Love on the Spectrum, which follows several individuals with ASD as they navigate the dating world, the condition has become a part of the public conversation now more so than maybe ever before. As the disorder has gained more mainstream attention, more and more celebrities have frankly discussed their autism diagnoses.

According to 2020 data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) Autism and Developmental Disabilities Monitoring (ADDM) Network, about one in 54 children has ASD. But it's not just kids who are being diagnosed with autism. To gain a greater understanding of just how prevalent ASD is among children and adults, here are seven celebrities who are on the autism spectrum, many of whom were diagnosed later in life.

RELATED: The Biggest Misconceptions About Autism Spectrum Disorder.

Read the original article on Best Life.

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