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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 am 45 and scored 35... I live a perfectly normal life with four beautiful boys. I have one withheld add traits but not diagnosed and I have another with moderate functioning classic autism.. Growing up I always felt like the odd one out in my family... Like I didn't really belong....





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I am 16 with an IQ of 131. I find new people hard to get to know for a long time although because I don't like saying mean things to people they always assume I want to be their friend.When it is too noisy in our classroom at break or lunch time I lie down on the floor at the back of our classroom. I find certain people very interesting and have no time for others. I find it amusing how my friends say they know me but actually they know little about my character. I was born without a thyroid gland which could explain my possibly having an ASD. I am "obsessed" with certain topics or hobbies for a time spanning about a year and then go cold on them quickly. I did not have any friends until I was 9. People laugh at things I say and think I'm joking and call me a "legend" but I am not sure what they mean.





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my score was 93 I don't get it cuz I make up my own words as well as stories. I gave it a name.





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my score was 93 I don't get it cuz I make up my own words as well as stories. I gave it a name.





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I don't understand where my score corresponds. I'm 19 and got 33. I don't like being touched but I'm happy to hug people if I initiate it. I over think everything and get really angry/ stressed at the smallest things, even just not being able to find something to wear. I find it hard to communicate when I'm feeling down and get really attached to certain people.





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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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