Have you wondered whether you’re on the autism spectrum?I actually wondered at one time.I read that many parents later discover they are autistic/Aspergian after their child is diagnosed.At times, I’ve felt socially awkward.Having grown up overseas, I haven’t always “gotten" some of the nuances of American culture.I wondered whether I might actually fall on the autism spectrum.
Every adult, including you, can get a preliminary idea about whether you are on the autism spectrum by using the following Aspergers quiz resources.
Before I share some of these resources, consider why online Aspergers quiz (or autism quotient) tests are worth taking.
1. Taking an online Aspergers quiz is cheap.
Formal testing can be expensive. But taking a quiz only costs a few moments of your time. Other than time, these quizzes are free.
2. Taking an online Aspergers quiz is low risk.
It’s low risk because you’re not paying anything, and you’re gathering data. You may be wondering, but also nervous about getting too much information too quickly. Just take one quiz at a time. One quiz is only one set of data.
I recommend that you take several different Aspergers quizzes, since you may get different results on different quizzes.
Once you feel more comfortable considering a more formal diagnosis, you can take more of the quizzes.
Here are some online Aspergers autism spectrum quizzes.
S. Baron-Cohen, S. Wheelwright, R. Skinner, J. Martin and E. Clubley, (2001) The Autism Spectrum Quotient (AQ) : Evidence from Asperger Syndrome/High Functioning Autism, Males and Females, Scientists and Mathematicians Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 31, 5-17. All rights reserved.
I haven’t read Cynthia’s book, but I regularly read her blog and trust her content. She’s been through the entire diagnosis process herself, so she can help you better understand how to navigate the maze of getting a diagnosis.
Have you found these screening tools helpful? Are there any others I left out? Please comment below!
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