List of people with autism spectrum disorders

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This is a list of notable people known or speculated to have been diagnosed or misdiagnosed with autism, Asperger syndrome (AS), or another condition on the autism spectrum. Due to the fluctuating and imprecise criteria for the diagnosis of Asperger syndrome and of autism, even a formal diagnosis cannot be taken as certain proof that a given person is on the spectrum. Some doctors may overdiagnose in order to enable a child to receive special education, or for other reasons; see reliability of AS diagnosis.

Asperger syndrome[edit]

High-functioning autism[edit]

High-functioning autism is an informal term, not an official diagnostic category. Compared to diagnostic criteria for the official ASDs, descriptions of HFA tend to align most closely with Asperger syndrome.

Autism spectrum[edit]

Not on the autism spectrum[edit]

See also[edit]

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