Autism Day: see celebrities who were diagnosed with the disorder in adulthood


Letícia Senai

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02/04/2024 – 12:37

This Tuesday, the 2nd, is considered Autism Day, a date that was created in 2007 by the United Nations (UN), with the aim of making the subject visible, as well as information surrounding the condition in the social environment. , and reduce prejudice against people who have Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).

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Although autism is most often identified in childhood, this condition is being diagnosed more frequently in adults.

A This is People lists some famous people who have already been diagnosed with autism. Check out!

Angelica Martins

In 2022, the former BBB 11 participant, Angelica Martins revealed that he had been diagnosed as an adult. “It was really crazy. When I was diagnosed by the psychologist it was a shock. I cried. It was a cry of fear at the same time, of what it meant to be a person diagnosed as autistic. And at the same time it was very cathartic, it brought me great relief because I understood that a lot of how I work, how I deal with people has a reason. It’s not a question of personality”, she said, at the time, through social media.

Danilo Gentili

In an interview with Amanda Ramalho, the presenter of SBT Danilo Gentili revealed that he was diagnosed with autism more than a year ago. “Whether I’m autistic or not, I don’t want to know. For me, that’s how I am and already was”, he argued at the time.

Letícia Sabatella

The actress Letícia Sabatella said he discovered that he was diagnosed with mild ASD, when seeking help from specialists such as psychiatrists and neurologists, in 2023.

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Leilah Moreno

The actress and singer Leilah Morenowho is part of the band on the TV Globo program “Altas Horas”, has also been diagnosed with autism.

“I wasn’t a non-verbal autistic, I was communicative, but I had moments of isolation, I still do. I had quite a social hangover. I lived well with my family, I played, but whenever the party ended, I needed to isolate myself. That left me confused. I was overwhelmed with noise, a lot of information”, she said in an interview with the Gshow portal, in 2021.

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