Spencer from Criminal Minds: Is Spencer Reid autistic?

Starting off the conversation, one fan wrote: “Reid was the first character I saw who represented me.

“An autistic, queer coded character with a schizophrenic parent.

“A character who didn’t have many friends growing up and didn’t really fit in.

“The one who was generally prided on their intellect, to the point where, in my case, my entire worth became academia … Representation is important and I was so happy to find a character who represented me.”

Another added: “I’m autistic … [and] Reid is one of the first characters I’ve ever related to.

“No one understands me when I go on long tangents about random topics I love and I always feel different from everyone else and Reid is just himself.”

source: express.co.uk