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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 only scored 8.... Can anyone explain what a very low score means?





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I got the score of 36,im only 17 but I have always thought there might be something wrong, I take things literally, I cant take compliments, I struggle in social situations, I have bad anxiety and I also say things without thinking and I get into a lot of trouble for it, but I know I have anger issues and I don't know whether that might be why I get like how I am. I don't know how accurate this test is but should I like go to a doctor or something?





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I think you should talk to someone about it, your parents or friends and see what they think too

Haha, scored 14, not suprised, I'm addicted to gossip and socialising. I work answering the phone and love change/ new experiences. Boyfriends autistic though, but I guess he just finds me easy to talk to :)





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I scored 31 , my daughter is autistic and I'm pretty sure my dad and brother are too and so there's a high chance I am as I prefer my own company and have always found it difficult to fit in and have always avoided social situations, the difference is I wish I wasn't this way, I do long to fit in somewhere in life, this holds me back and stops me from doing everything I long to do.





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My son scored 48 and has already been diagnosed with autism. I scored 41, but thought I would be lower!





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I got 28. I know I am on the autistic spectrum and have autistic tendencies





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I Scored 44. What should I do about this? Should I seek an official diagnosis; is this test that serious?





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I scored 11. Not sure where that puts me! I struggle in social situations as I suffer from server anxiety. I have no confidence which is sad for me personally as I used to be a very out going happy person but one day I had a panic attack that lasted a week! Since then iv learnt to live with them but it has changed my life dramatically!





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Scored 29, always wondered if I was slightly autistic?!





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Scored 41 but not sure how many of those points are sure to my mental health problems.





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How do you know that it's not undiagnosed Asperger's causing your mental health problems? I was tossed around the mental health system from therapist to therapist, diagnosis after diagnosis for 15 years before they realised there was 'something else' wrong. I'm only 29 now, so half my life was spent trying to get better from a mental health issue I didn't have. When I got my Asperger diagnosis, my entire life, and all my emotional turmoil, FINALLY MADE SENSE!





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It looks like no one else has asked this question, so please fill in the rest of your details below.





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