with examples from the show
Asked point-blank in this video response on a Variety blog, though, actor Jim Parsons says that he was startled when fan questions led him to descriptions of Asperger’s syndrome that perfectly matched the character he’d been hired to play. So does Sheldon have it?
“The writers say no, he doesn’t. ...” Parson shrugs in his response, “[But] I can say that he couldn’t display more facets of it.”