Celebrities with autism who are changing our perceptions

Susan Boyle - The Scottish singer was diagnosed with Asperger syndrome in 2012, after being misdiagnosed with brain damage as a child.

Susan Boyle - Boyle leapt to fame when she appeared on 'Britain's Got Talent' in 2009, singing 'I Dreamed a Dream' from 'Les Misérables.'

Susan Boyle - Now working behind the scenes after years of mistreatment, including being called Simple Susie, Boyle is worth about US$40 million.

Daryl Hannah - Daryl Hannah was diagnosed with autism when she was a child, but only opened up about it to the public in 2013.

Daryl Hannah - Hannah is best-known for her performances in 'Kill Bill,' 'Wall Street,' and 'Sense8.'

Daryl Hannah - Medical professionals advised Hannah to lead a quiet life.

Courtney Love - Love described how she was diagnosed with autism when she was nine-years-old in her biography 'Courtney Love: The Real Story.

Courtney Love - Courtney Love was the lead singer of Hole and her career has spanned four decades.

Courtney Love - Love has faced intense criticism for her semi-naked performances and her rocky relationship with late husband, Kurt Cobain.

Tara Palmer-Tomkinson - Palmer-Tomkinson was a British TV personality who was diagnosed with autism in 2014.

Tara Palmer-Tomkinson - The party-loving socialite was also the goddaughter of Prince Charles and a regular in the British tabloids.

Tara Palmer-Tomkinson - Palmer-Tomkinson died of a perforated ulcer in 2017 at the age of 45.

James Durbin - Durbin finished fourth in the 10th season of 'Americal Idol' and was the lead singer of Quiet Riot.

James Durbin - Durbin was diagnosed with Asperger syndrome when he was 10-years-old.

James Durbin - Durbin released three albums between 2011 and 2016. 

Matt Savage - Matt Savage, seen here with Chaka Khan, is a musician with savant syndrome. 

Matt Savage - Savage has toured the world and played on the 'Late Show with David Letterman,' 'Late Night with Conan O'Brien,' and 'The Today Show.'

Matt Savage - Savage currently teaches and plays concerts. 

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