#5 – James Durbin
James Durbin, American singer and guitarist was diagnosed with Asperger’s Syndrome when he was 10 years old. A finalist on the tenth season of American Idol, he has dedicated a portion of his proceeds from his new album, “Celebrate” to Autism Speaks, an organization working in the field of autism research and awareness. Durbin says that he does not see his diagnosis as a disability. In fact, he feels that it gives him somewhat of an edge over normal people.