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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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24, but who cares. It's a test which at the outset you know what is trying to be measured so subconsciousley you will decide how you want to answer and answer accordingly. I have a high IQ tested over many years, I have an average career with an average wage dealing with avergae people all day long. People are in the most part dull and it takes little time to bore of them. I am not a social animal, splendid isolation for me,.





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Scored a 32. I was diagnosed with Autism as a 2 year old, though the diagnosis changed to Asperger's at 13. It's a very simplistic test and shouldn't be used for self-diagnosis. Though if you do suspect you might have AS or Autism, do see if you can get a professional assessment. There is no medication for Autism as it is a neurological condition that you are born with and not a mental illness, but behavioural therapy is an option. An interesting test, to be sure. But certainly no diagnostic tool.





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I scored 42 but i already knew i had high functioning asperges, i was diagnosed when i was 6, but i showed signs from birth. Sorry about my spelling, i also have dislexia and dyspraxia, both of which i don't think i can spell either haha Im now twenty and function pretty normally, but it does really effect some aspects of day to day life and its very difficult to explain how your feeling a lot of the time, i wish i could put it into words for you





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Well I scored 41 and not surprised at all! I've never felt comfortable or an equal in a group. I've got a lot of disabilities through illness having multiple autoimmune diseases and other long term incurable conditions. I have to take a lot of morphine and other medications which I hate. Everytime I try to lower them something goes wrong and I end up in hospital with something very painfull like a bad flare up of my autoimmune pancreatitis which is one of the most painful things I've ever experienced despite giving birth 3 times naturally. I have carers as I'm stuck in a wheelchair and recently had to sack my carer as she was cutting hrs but still getting me to sign for them and then telling me what she was gonna do instead of me deciding and when I tried to talk to her politely she went mental. Was a couple of mths ago and I still cry over it, I can't leave the house in the week without a carer but I'm so scared of getting another as she hurt me so bad as she was a friend before as strangers scare me! I'm now desperately depressed, haven't got dressed for 2wks other than hospital appointments. My lover is great but works very long hrs. I have no family as I was abused in several ways, most of my friends have vanished as being friends with a chronically ill person is no fun. I think I've always known I'm autistic and 2 of my children are autistic but if I say anything people say I'm attention seeking but I actually hate attention and don't go out!





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im 48 and scored 30,what THE NEXT STEP





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It's a spectrum folks. As with many measures of people attributes there will be spread from extreme to extreme, Saints to serial killers. Know who and how you are and use your strengths. After 30 years in IT and binging up a daughter I know more about me in my 50s than ever before. And yes, personality changes over time especially if you make an effort to change for the better. Techies with Asperger's? Yes, we are a little different... Solving fiendishly intricate tech problems? Love it. Office politics and subtext? No thanks Read more on ... http://www.theregister.co.uk/2013/10/08/managing_aspergers_techies/





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I scored 37 and I was useless at school and still am so does this mean I'm on the spectrum iv also got a son who's disabled





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You are not and were never useless. You are just different, perhaps you just haven't discovered your focus yet... Albert Einstein had a form of autism!!! Was he useless?

there is a lot of stigma on here about being disabled because they think they might have autism or a few traits of it. Having autism dosent make you disabled or anything like that at all. Autism just makes people see the world differently, if you like through a magnifying glass, when i say this i mean that we pick up on things others necessarily wouldnt. we have over sensitive sense like hearing or touch. this however does not make us disabled. I go to a normal school and i do normal things that others do, ok so i may not interact with others so well but it dosent mean i should have a big blue sticker on my forehead saying im handicapped in anyway. Yes people with autism are a little different in some ways and we may not be able to go out in large groups but that dosent mean society has to exclude us from everything. I'm sorry but to me different dosent mean disabled different just means different!!





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Damb right :-), ive been diagnosed since I was 5. Ok it's slowed me down a bit on occasion but I wouldn't change it for the world, it's a vital part of my identity. And it's helped Me get to where I am now. You know what, I think I would enjoy talking to you. Any chance you would want to take some e-mail conversations

I wouldnt say a stigma my son is disabled he has lots diagnoses and autism is only one of them he goes to special school as they can help him more than what normal school could my son is alot happier now iv got him what he needs hes one of 5 kids and he gets punished and treat the same as my others so he doesn't feel different but he knows his disabilities and his needs are diferent to my other kids but I love them all the same

I got 20 on mine what's this mean am I likey to have this as I'm 31 and my 11 year old son as ADHD and odd could this have been past from me ??





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If you scored anywhere under 32 I think it means you have tendencies of autism but have nothing wrong with you, I'd personally be more worried if you scored like 1-3.





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