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This list contains information about celebrities who have autistic children, loosely ranked by fame and popularity. Autism is a neurological disorder that effects information processing in the brain. Several famous actors, comedians, and athletes have children with autism. One famous singer thought that giving her son autism was God's way of punishing her.

Who is the most famous person with a child who has autism? Sylvester Stallone tops our list. Stallone's son, Seargeoh (born 1979), was diagnosed with autism at age three. In an interview from the early 1980s Stallone said, "You can’t force him into your world. I sort of go along with whatever he is doing." Dan Marino's son, Michael (born 1988), was diagnosed with autism when he was two years old. Marino says, "It's extremely important that people recognize that with the right proper care, and the proper therapies, that kids can definitely get better and have a great life."

Toni Braxton's son, Diezel (born 2003), was diagnosed with autism in 2006. For some time, Braxton believed that her son's autism was God's way of punishing her for having an abortion in 2001. She later said, "When my youngest son was diagnosed with autism I feared that I was being punished for my earlier actions. I have since realized that my son is special and learns in a different way."

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Sylvester Stallone is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list 15 Celebrities with Autistic Children
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Sylvester Stallone's son, Seargeoh (born 1979), was diagnosed with autism at age three. In an interview from the early 1980s, Stallone said, "You can’t force him into your world. I sort of go along with whatever he is doing."

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Age: 70

Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America

Profession: Television producer, Film Producer, Screenwriter, Actor, Voice acting, + more

Credits: Rocky, The Expendables, Rambo, Cliffhanger

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Dan Marino is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list 15 Celebrities with Autistic Children
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Dan Marino's son, Michael (born 1988), was diagnosed with autism when he was two years old. Marino says, "It's extremely important that people recognize that with the right proper care, and the proper therapies, that kids can definitely get better and have a great life."

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Age: 54

Birthplace: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States of America

Profession: Restaurateur, Actor, Sports analyst, Broadcaster, American football player

Credits: Ace Ventura: Pet Detective^! Holy Man^! Bad Boys II^! 2007 AFC Championship Game

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Toni Braxton is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list 15 Celebrities with Autistic Children
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Toni Braxton's son, Diezel (born 2003), was diagnosed with autism in 2006. For some time, Braxton believed that her son's autism was God's way of punishing her for having an abortion in 2001.

She later said, "When my youngest son was diagnosed with autism I feared that I was being punished for my earlier actions. I have since realized that my son is special and learns in a different way."

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Age: 49

Birthplace: Severn, Maryland, United States of America

Profession: Record producer, Pianist, Musician, Singer-songwriter, Actor, + more

Credits: Braxton Family Values, The 39th Annual Grammy Awards, How High, Tossed Salad 2011

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Jenny McCarthy is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list 15 Celebrities with Autistic Children
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Jenny McCarthy's son, Evan (born 2002), was diagnosed with autism in 2005. McCarthy believes that the disorder was caused by vaccinations.

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Age: 44

Birthplace: Evergreen Park, Illinois, United States of America

Profession: Comedian, Television producer, Model, Author, Actor, + more

Credits: The View, Playboy: The Best of Jenny McCarthy, Playboy: Jenny McCarthy, the Playboy Years Scary Movie 3

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