How Climate Activist and Nobel Peace Prize Nominee Greta Thunberg ‘Destroys’ Asperger’s Stigma


Rachel DeSantis People September 25, 2019 04:54 PM


Teen climate change activist Greta Thunberg has Asperger’s, a diagnosis that an estimated 1 in 250 people will receive, according to the Asperger/Autism Network.

But the way she’s broken the mold surrounding the disorder is rare.

The Swedish 16-year-old, whose prominence had been on the rise before she delivered a fiery speech at the United Nations Climate Action Summit on Monday, hasn’t shied away from flipping the script on her Asperger’s, at one point referring to it not as an obstacle but as her “superpower.”

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