The American Idol alum (from season 10), who , "Parachute," was first diagnosed with Asperger syndrome and Tourette syndrome at age 10. "Right around the time when I was diagnosed, I got a hand-me-down guitar with a chord book and a cheap busted tuner,"
Earlier this year, the actress about being diagnosed with autism as a child, and how it contributed to a fear of fame as an adult, .
The actor and writer that, like Durbin, he has been diagnosed with both Tourette syndrome and Asperger syndrome. And he says the latter actually helped to inspire the movie Ghostbusters.
When America's Next Top Model cycle nine began in 2007, the audience met 21-year-old Heather Kuzmich, who was diagnosed with Asperger syndrome.
The Community creator started learning more about Asperger syndrome while developing the character of Abed for the NBC show. "So, in a very naive way -- and I’ve never told anybody this before -- I started researching the disorder,"
Earlier this year, Miss Montana became the first Miss America contestant with autism to compete in the pageant. At age 11, Wineman was diagnosed with pervasive development disorder, .
A professor of animal sciences at Colorado State University, the university calls her "the most accomplished and well-known adult with autism in the world." , Grandin didn't speak until she was three and a half years old, "communicating her frustration instead by screaming, peeping and humming."