Cartoon character Gaara has certainly raised the question as to whether or not he is autistic. His behaviors certainly seem to mimic those of someone with autism. Was his character created to be autistic from the get go? No one really seems to know. However, as his character developed he has shown more and more signs of autism.
I know of three people on the spectrum who relate to Gaara, so I’m going to say yes, he’s on the spectrum, but people don’t want to talk about it because they don’t want to believe people like Gaara can be sucessful.