As the 21st century progresses, more and more women are becoming idols for the youth, and we at School For Autism Blog want to salute those women who have become influential despite having autism.
Influential #1: Jessica Applegate
Born on August 22nd, 1996, the 21-year-old Jessica Applegate is an international level swimmer representing Britain. She developed her talent when her mother signed her up for swimming lessons at a local swimming club, and Jessica has not looked back since.
According to Makers.com –
“She qualified for the 2012 Paralympics, where she set a world record and won the gold medal for the 200m freestyle. In 2013, Jessica competed in the IPC World Championships in Montreal. There, Jessica won 3 medals: gold in the 200m freestyle, silver in the 200m medley, and a bronze medal in the 100m freestyle.”
You go, girl!
Influential #2: Susan Boyle
A Scottish singer – Susan Boyle became a singing sensation when she appeared on Britain’s Got Talent in 2009. From that point onwards, Susan’s career has only gone uphill. With multiple albums, nominations for two Grammy’s and winning 2013’s Radio Forth Icon Award, we couldn’t be prouder!
Influential #3: Henriette Seth
There was a point in time when this Hungarian girl, Henriette Seth was rejected admission in countless primary schools due to her lack of communication skills as a result of her autism. But, that did not stop her. She has completed her graduation in psychology and is an award winning writer and artist. She is a true inspiration for everyone out there!
Influential #4: Daryl Hannah
Diagnosed with autism at an early age, Daryl Hannah has always found it scary to interact with people. But, this did not stand in the way of this American actress from becoming a star. But hey, when there’s a will, there’s a way, right?
Influential #5: Temple Grandin
Temple Grandin is an excellent example showing that nothing is impossible. From starting to verbally communicate at the age of 3 and a half, Temple is now a professor at Colorado State University and teaches animal sciences.
Truly, these women are an inspiration for not only those with autism but for everyone around the world. With their hard work and dedication, they proved to the world that autism can be conquered, and it is not a reason to not follow your dreams. We at School For Autism Blog salute these women.
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