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Jobs for Aspies: Acting

By Gbollard @gbollard

People with Aspergers Syndrome often spend their whole lives trying to fit into society.  They copy mannerisms, accents, expressions and dialog.  They also often enjoy making noises such hums, clicks, whirs and other sounds.  It's a stimming thing.
In short, people with Asperger's syndrome often spend their lives practising acting and they can become very good at it.
There are many people in Hollywood with Asperger's Syndrome or suspected Asperger's Syndrome. The lists includes; Daryl Hannah, Dan Aykroyd, Tim Burton, Woody Allen, Michael Palin, Alfred Hitchcock, Jim Henson and Michael Jackson. I doubt that we'll ever know the truth about these actors for sure but one thing is clear, children with Asperger's syndrome often make good actors and they can benefit significantly from acting classes;
There's a video on YouTube where a boy with Asperger's Syndrome; Zach Henry and his family discuss the impact that acting has had on his life.
It's well worth a watch.

Jobs for Aspies: Acting

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