Autism test

Psychologist Simon Baron-Cohen and his colleagues at Cambridge’s Autism Research Centre have created the Autism-Spectrum Quotient, or AQ, as a measure of the extent of autistic traits in adults. In the first major trial using the test, the average score in the control group was 16.4. Eighty percent of those diagnosed with autism or a related disorder scored 32 or higher. 

The test is not a means for making a diagnosis, however, and many who score above 32 and even meet the diagnostic criteria for mild autism or Asperger’s report no difficulty functioning in their everyday lives.

This test has been thoroughly researched. We like to link one research from 2017 on NIH here:

Is the Autism-Spectrum Quotient a Valid Measure of Traits Associated with the Autism Spectrum?

It concludes that it gives a pretty good indication but that  it doesn’t replace a proper assessment (of course).

The test consists of 50 questions, you can try it for yourself. 

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