Take the Asperger’s test / Autism Spectrum Quotient test
The Autism-Spectrum Quotient (AQ) test was created to give an indication of autism spectrum disorder traits in adults and teens over age 16.
To take the Autism Spectrum Quotient test (sometimes called the AQ quiz or the Asperger’s test), for each of the 50 questions, select the answer that most closely reflects your agreement with the statement presented.
At the end of the test, you will be given a score to indicate approximately where you might possibly score on the spectrum.
Studies have shown that people with a clinical diagnosis of an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) generally score above 32 out of 50 on the AQ. Note: The question sequence varies each time the test is taken.
This test/quiz is for informational use only, and is not a means of making an actual diagnosis of Asperger Syndrome or autism. If you have questions or concerns about the result of this assessment, please discuss them with your healthcare provider.
About the Autism-Spectrum Quotient test
The original Autism-Spectrum Quotient test was developed by autism super-researcher Simon Baron-Cohen, Professor of Developmental Psychopathology at the University of Cambridge in the United Kingdom and Director of the University’s Autism Research Centre, together with his colleagues.
“The adult AQ was developed because of a lack of a quick and quantitative self-report instrument for assessing how many autistic traits any adult has. The minimum score on the AQ is 0 and the maximum 50. If an adult has equal to or more than 32 out of 50 such traits, this is highly predictive of AS.” The teen/adolescent version of this quiz is similar, and the authors note, “Whereas the adult AQ (for ages 16+) entails self-report, the adolescent AQ requires a parent/carer to complete it, but otherwise retains the same items and structure as the adult version.” (Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, Vol. 36, No. 3, April 2006)