Does Tyler1 have autism?

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In this brief blog we will be discussing whether Tyler1 has been diagnosed with autism. We will also discuss tyler1’s life, career, what autism is, and how it impacts a person’s life 

Does Tyler1 Have autism?

No Tyler! Does not have autism. 

The rumor that Tyler1 has autism is a common misconception because of rumors spread by a few of his followers who commented that he might be autistic or faking autism.

This comment became a rumor that was widely spread and many of his followers believed to be true. In response to the rumors, he did an autism test during one of his online streaming episodes. You can access the video here.

You have to understand that this test is not a diagnostic tool and the results cannot be taken as an actual diagnosis because the reliability of the assessment has not been confirmed nor tested.

Other than the fact that Tyler is not autistic, many believe that he might have anger management issues because of his rash behaviour during his streams which also at one point in his career got him blacklisted and also allegedly, led to a failed relationship with his past girlfriend according to various sources. 

Who is Tyler1?

Tyler Steinkamp is a Twitch streamer born in Missouri USA, on 6 March 1995. He is popularly known for his live streams while playing the popular “League of Legends” (LoL) video game.

He is academically skilled, believed to be an only son, and was a star athlete when he was a college student at Central Methodist University in Fayette, Missouri where he was pursuing his computer science degree. 

Tyler1 is active on several popular social media networks such as twitter, instagram, youtube, and facebook with. Other than his career and love for gaming he also seems to be invested in his health and workout routine. 

What is the history of Tyler1’s career?

According to Tyler1, he started his career in gaming as a hobby with his first console being PlayStation, and moved to the PC from there.

Tyler1 began playing the “League of Legends’ ‘ video game in 2011 and started his youtube channel in 2014 which grew a steady following of 18 milluiuon people who watched and interacted with his videos. 

He also became massly popular on his Twitch channel which became the 10th most visited twitch channel in 2018 with  more than 2.5 Million followers. 

While he is known as one of the best LOL players in North AMerica, he is largely popular due to his “toxic” behaviour as most people call it. He is notorious for his LOL streams where he tends to exhibit various anger management problems such as verbally attacking others, encouraging others to kill themselves. 

His mental health and anger related problems appears to have impacted his life in various areas, let us take a look at how his anger issues seemed to have impacted him. 

How has Tyler1’s mental health affected his life and career?

While Tyler1 does not have autism, he has been observed by many of his followers to be struggling with anger management issues. His anger issues tend to manifest in various ways during his live streams such as verbal abuse, threats, and also condoning suicide to other players. 

He is also considered a toxic player and also tends to engage with other players in unhealthy ways, often intentionally losing games at the cost of his other teammates. His errative and abusive behavior at one point has cost him his right to play the game after the developers of LOL banned his IP address in 2016, two years after he began to stream his LOL games. 

Aside from his anger issues impacting his career as a streamer, his mental health status also seemed to have affected his relationship and seemed to have been a problem during his school years as well- often got into fights with schoolmates and even breaking up with his girlfriend who left him because of his anger. 

As of recent years. Tyler1 seems to have worked on getting his anger issues resolved and have worked on creating better content. In 2017, Tyler’s ban was lifted and in 2018 he had his first stream which broke the records for the most view count for an individual streamer. 

After he returned to the streaming scene of LOL gaming, he also went on a rant about the changes in the game and also in a moment of vulnerability he opened up about his gaming addiction earlier which led to other streamers also opening up about their own struggle with gaming addiction. 

All in all, his career seemed to have taken a turn for the better while not much has been said about his mental health but he has made strides in his own growth as in 2020 he was hired as an official content creator by a South Korean esports team.

What is Autism?

Autism, or autism spectrum disorder (ASD), refers to a broad range of conditions that involve challenges with social skills, repetitive behaviors, speech and nonverbal communication. 

According to the Centers for Disease Control, autism affects an estimated 1 in 54 children in the United States and usually symptoms of the disorder appear at the age of 2-3 years old while some developmental delays are observed as easily as 18 months. 

Because autism is a spectrum disorder, there are not just one but many subtypes of the disorder which vary according to the variation in genetic and environmental factors.  It also has a distinct set of strengths and challenges for each person on the spectrum.

People with autism Spectrum disorder vary in the way they think, learn, and problem solves- some can be highly skilled as it is the case for people with asperger’s syndrome or severely challenged enough to be considered a disability and require intense support and care from other people while others do not. 

Several factors increase the risk of the development of autism such as genetics, environment, parental substance abuse, family history, maternal and paternal behavioral risk factors like smoking or drinking when pregnant or trying to become pregnant.

The disorder is often accompanied by sensory sensitivities and medical issues such as gastrointestinal (GI) disorders, seizures or sleep disorders, and  mental health challenges such as anxiety, depression and attention issues.Research shows that early intervention leads to positive outcomes later in life for people with autism.

What is the Diagnostic criteria of Autism?

Diagnostic Criteria for Autism Spectrum Disorder is as follows:

To meet diagnostic criteria for ASD a child must have persistent deficits in each of three areas of social communication and interaction and at least two of four types of restricted, repetitive behaviors

Persistent deficits in social communication and social interaction across multiple contexts, as manifested by the following, currently or by history 

Deficits in social-emotional reciprocity, from abnormal social approach and failure of normal back-and-forth conversation; to reduced sharing of interests, emotions, or affect; to failure to initiate or respond to social interactions.

Deficits in nonverbal communicative behaviors used for social interaction, from poorly integrated verbal and nonverbal communication; to abnormalities in eye contact and body language or deficits in understanding and use of gestures; to a total lack of facial expressions and nonverbal communication.

Deficits in developing, maintaining, and understanding relationships, from difficulties adjusting behavior to suit various social contexts; to difficulties in sharing imaginative play or in making friends; to absence of interest in peers.

Stereotyped or repetitive motor movements, use of objects, or speech 

Insistence on sameness, inflexible adherence to routines, or ritualized patterns of verbal or nonverbal behavior (e.g., extreme distress at small changes)

Highly restricted, fixated interests that are abnormal in intensity or focus

Hyper- or hypo reactivity to sensory input or unusual interest in sensory aspects of the environment 

Symptoms cause clinically significant impairment in social, occupational, or other important areas of current functioning.

These disturbances are not better explained by intellectual disability (intellectual developmental disorder) or global developmental delay. Intellectual disability and autism spectrum disorder frequently co-occur; to make comorbid diagnoses of autism spectrum disorder and intellectual disability, social communication should be below that expected for general developmental level.


In this brief blog we discussed whether Tyler1 has been diagnosed with autism. We also discussed tyler1’s life, career, what autism is, and how it impacts a person’s life 


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FAQ about Tyler Steinkamp

How tall is Tyler 1?

Tyler 1 is 5 foot 6 inches tall. This is 1.68m tall.

Is Tyler 1’s height normal?

Yes, Tyler 1 height is normal, he is 1.68m tall. The average height for an American male is 5 feet, 10 inches, or 177.8 centimeters. 

The youtuber measured his height in a (highly requested) video, which you can access here.

How old is Tyler1?

In 2020, Tyler1 will be 25 years old. Tyler 1 was born on 7th March 1995. 

What is Tyler 1 twitch username?

Tyler 1 username on twitch is loltyler1.

He is a season 6 challenger and has over, 3,508,902 followers on twitch

Is there a Tyler 1 store?

Tyler1’ store sells personalized t-shirts, hoodies, joggers, muggs and even a Tyler1 mini figurine. If you are a fan of Tyler1’s, you should definitely check out his store.

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