I happened on a show on www.hulu.com that has a major character who has Aspergers. The character, Bob, is a microbiologist I think. He is a researcher at a thinktank that deals with biological threats and advances in science.
He is a really great character - they show areas he has trouble in, as well as his successes. Especially piognant is the way they deal with his dog. The dog is his best friend, and it has some sort of malignant disease. He tries and tries to find a way to cure this incurable disease, but realizes he has to let the dog go when she is in pain.
The whole thing is handled amazingly well. The other characters are generally aware of his disorder AND of the amazing things he can do - of hte way he sees the world that is so different than others see it.
Several seasons of htis are available on hulu.com . The show is called ReGenesis and I recommend starting with season1 or 2 to get a real feel for the characters.
Just thought others might like to see this depiction of an Aspie in a tv show where he is a major contributing character.