Asperger Profiles: Successful Adults

By AANE Staff

People with Asperger profiles can and are successful writers, doctors, artists, professors, scientists, therapists, and executives among many other careers. Because the diagnosis is relatively new, few living high-profile adults have disclosed their own Asperger diagnoses. Among those who have disclosed their diagnoses include comedian Dan Aykroyd and musician David Byrne. Many people have theorized that some very well known historical figures may have had Asperger profiles, possibly including:

  • Jane Austen
  • Ludwig van Beethoven
  • Emily Dickinson
  • Thomas Edison
  • Albert Einstein
  • Thomas Jefferson
  • Franz Kafka
  • Wolfgang Mozart
  • Friedrich Nietzsche
  • Henry Thoreau
  • Vincent van Gogh
  • Alan Turing
  • Glenn Gould