Due to the fact that Asperger Syndrome was not officially recognized until 1994 (see "what is Asperger Syndrome?") there are few adults who have been diagnosed with the syndrome. However, there are many adults who meet the criteria. They are in all walks of life, but are more often than not found in highly specialized fields. They are engineers, scientists,computer programmers, college professors, accountants and more. Their "narrow range of interest" has become a career. They are focused and dedicated to their task, sometimes exclusive of almost all else in life.
The website below has lists of famous personalities with "autism like symptoms". It should be noted that while these people have not been diagnosed with Asperger Syndrome they are among the "unique" of the world and many of their characteristics are very "Asperger like". If a student in your college class has Asperger Syndrome or it's characteristics, be prepared! They could end up on this list someday too!
Famous people with Autistic Traits
The site below is the home page of Lars Perner an adult with Asperger Syndrome. The whole site is helpful in understanding how the person with Asperger Syndrome functions so it is included here. The article "Preparing to be nerdy where nerdy is cool" is found by clicking on the link "preparing for college".
Preparing to be Nerdy where nerdy can be cool