Autism & Asperger’s Self-Assessment Tests

Useful signposting tools toward a possible diagnosis.

Autism & Asperger’s Self-Assessment Tests

Here are some helpful –and I would consider trustworthy– self-assessment screening tools to see whether you may or may not sit on the autism spectrum.

Bear in mind that although these self-tests are a very useful indicator, none of these give you a formal AS diagnosis. A clinical diagnosis has to be completed by an Autism Spectrum Diagnostic service.

If you do find yourself wondering why you experience certain difficulties and have no clue as to why, it might be worth printing off your tests and seeking a clinical referral via your doctor, as I did!

If you are a female reading this, you may find your path to diagnosis a surprise, and possibly more difficult, but I will post separate articles regarding this to keep this page clean and simple.

Specific autism screening tools commonly used in the UK include:

Screening tests

The current NICE guidelines advise considering the use of the Autism Spectrum Quotient-10 [AQ10] for adults with possible autism who do not have a moderate or severe learning disability.


[Self-Test] Autism Spectrum Disorder Symptoms in Adults

The adult repetitive behaviours questionnaire-2 (RBQ-2A)

Download the RBQ-2A

Other ONLINE tests (More will be added as I research the huge web!)

autismcanada.org/about-autism/diagnosis/screening-tools

Checklists and Criteria

SEE ALSO: List Of Female Autistic Traits

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