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Autism test

Psychologist Simon Baron-Cohen and his colleagues at Cambridge’s Autism Research Centre have created the Autism-Spectrum Quotient (AQ), as a measure of autistic traits in adults.

Below is a link to the test. The average score from a control group was 16.4, and 80% of those with autism or a related disorder scored 32 or higher.

This is not a diagnostic test – and many people who score above 32 and who meet the diagnostic criteria for mild autism or Asperger’s have no difficulty in functioning in their everyday lives.

A high score on the AQ Test is not by itself diagnostic. If you have concerns that predate taking this test, it’s best to discuss this with your GP.

Take the autism test here >

Once you have taken the test, please record your score in the poll below.

If you want to find out more about this test then you can go to the Autism Research Centre website

There is also more information about autism and Asperger’s at the following sites:
NHS Choices
National Autistic Society

You can also find more information in Simon Baron-Cohen’s book Autism and Asperger Syndrome: The Facts

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i haven't seen the program, but this page doesn't explain what the score is. They are 50 known autistic traits, a average person has around 25 traits, some people consider to have a quirky personality may have a little more. Whilst autistic people tend to have more, autism is in fact how the traits effect you in your day to day life. I'm 20 and i have a score of 40 and have been diagnosed with aspergers.





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I scored 32....not too sure that's such a bad thing...many traits which can be interpreted to be negative actually help me in maintaining focus in my work and can be channeled well. I'm pretty comfortable being awkward sometimes and relaxed at other points. It's all part of the mystery of being human...nice to see the outcome :) takhns emarrbsasnig bdioes :)





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I'm 16 and I scored 37. I have numerous anxiety-based disorders and I assumed that I also have autism. However, I do not think this test is very accurate since it asks for our own opinion. I believe I am dreadful in social situations so I am likely to put 'strongly agree' when the test asks if I struggle with them, though maybe I am biased...





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I'm 13 nearly 14 and I scored 38. I'm known to be quite slow because it takes me a while to understand things. When people tell me stuff and expect a reaction out of me like shock of humor but I just can't seem to show it (also I don't really participate in drama much either). I don't know...yeah.





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I am 13 but got the score of 35 and my brother got 20 I am in the proses of getting ADHD & Autism diognosed





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My score was 42. On one hand, I'm sort of sad about it, but on the other hand, it explains a lot. Maybe I won't feel like such a Martian from Mars during my next failed social encounter. I'm a 60 year old female with an IQ of 165. I'm going to give myself permission to stop trying so hard. Thank you for the insight.





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I'm 13 and got 26, I don't think that's anything to worry about really.. I only know one person who has Autism and that's my uncle..





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I scored 46. I have never been diagnosed, but I strongly think it is time.





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maybe you should get cheked out i was dignoised when i was 3 and i got 28 so it might be a good idea to

I scored 37 - always suspected there was something different about me. I always wondered why it felt like my feet were 'nailed to the floor' at any social gathering. On the plus side, I develop software programs and compose music.





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I scored 25 on the test. Some people in my family have autism/seem to have autism but not diagnosed by a doctor with it. I don't think I have autism though, as autism usually gets better over time, but over time I have had more signs of it, and some people have mentioned that I might have autism. I find it hard to talk to people I have never met before, I usually understand sarcasm, I find it easy to get distracted when someone is talking (not always that good!), I have quite an average memory (I can remember things that happened years ago that are not even really significant in my life, but I find it hard to remember phone numbers if they don't have significant features like double numbers). Does anybody have any idea whether I might have it or not? It's a pain trying to make appointments, so I don't really want to have to make one if it's unlikely that I'll have autism, as it just wastes a lot of time.





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