This random post was inspired by a couple things: myself, and a recent viewing of Season Four of Monk on DVD. Sure, Adrian Monk is a character plagued by multiple phobias and quirks, but his way of thinking and deducting makes me think his creator and writers may have given him a
definite bent toward autism.
Below are some writers, musicians, and artists whose work I enjoy and who displayed traits indicating autism/Asperger's Syndrome:
Vincent Van Gogh
Ludwig van Beethoven
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Thomas Jefferson (more than a politician, he was a writer and an architect, and so finds a place on this list)
I'd like to learn about more people who might fit this list. Know any?