‘Inspiring people with Autism (2)’: Jessica-Jane Applegate

My ‘Inspiring people with Autism’ posts features people who have achieved amazing feats despite being on the Autism Spectrum. I am sharing these to show everyone that anything is possible; to remove the stigma surrounding Autism.

The second installment of these posts features British Paralympic gold-medalist Jessica-Jane Applegate. She’s a 15-year old girl who has been diagnosed with Asperger’s Syndrome which is a mild form of Autism. Jessica won the women’s 200m Freestyle despite being behind for the most part of the final race. Watch:

Here’s her interview with Channel 4’s after she won:


More on Autism:

Vote for Miss Montana, Alexis Wineman

What does Autism mean?

What is PDD-NOS?

Communication difficulties in Autism

Big Bang Theory’s Sheldon Cooper: Asperger’s Syndrome’s Poster Boy?

Still unsure if Sheldon has Asperger’s?

The Autistic Me: A BBC Documentary

Study Shows People with Autism Can Spot Inappropriate Behaviour but ffind it difficult to Verbally Explain Them

Autism in the classroom:

Guide to parents of students with ASD on coping with the first day back to school

Common signs of Autism in the classroom

First day back to school: Top tips for parents of children with Autism

Practical tips to make your classroom Autism-Friendly

Inspiring People with Autism:

Dr. Temple Grandin

Satoshi Tajiri (Pokemon creator)

Carly Fleischmann

More on Savants:

The Psychology of Savants: Memory Masters

Artists with Autism

The Einstein Effect: Is there a link between having Autism and being a genius?

The image used in this post was taken from this website.


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