Suspect you or someone you know has Aspergers? Take this short online Aspergers Test developed by the Cambridge Autism Research Center.
You have probably arrived at this page because you suspect yourself or someone you care about has Aspergers Syndrome (AS) or High Functioning Autism (HFA). It hasn’t been until the past ten years or so that people have begun to become aware of the condition. Now with many celebrities and successful business people proclaiming that they have the condition there has been a massive increase in the number of people looking for a diagnosis. This is particularly so for those in the field of engineering or computer sciences where a certain level of introversion in the industry tends to attract those with AS.
Hundreds of thousands of people have taken this test since its creation and it has proved to be an effective screening mechanism in the diagnosis of AS. It can be used by adults, including parents taking the test on behalf of their children.
This short multiple choice questionnaire known as the Autism Quotient or AQ Test was developed by Simon Baron-Cohen and his colleagues from the Cambridge Autism Research Centre. Its goal was to provide a simple screening mechanism that could be used by doctors/general practitioners as a basis for referring patients for a more formal Asperger’s Syndrome evaluation. More information about the test format can be found here.
The quiz, which takes less than 7 minutes to complete, explores different areas of one’s life to give a result. The areas explored are communication, socializing, imagination and attention to detail as well as one’s tolerance to change. These areas are the main evaluating factors when looking for an AS diagnosis. The effects of AS in women are slightly different to those of men but as a general screening tool this questionnaire is still effective. The average score for women with Asperger’s Syndrome or High Functioning Autism is usually about 5 points higher than for men.
The test is completely FREE and is comprised of a number of multiple choice questions. At the end of the test you will receive a score which can be used to assess the likelihood of having Asperger’s Syndrome or Autism. Please note, for privacy reasons we do not store the results of the AQ test.
It is important to note that while this test can be used to give an indication of the likelihood of having Asperger’s Syndrome, it is not meant to replace a formal medical diagnosis. It is recommended that you visit your doctor if you are concerned. Please see our guide on getting an official diagnosis and answers to other frequently asked questions at www.AspergersTestSite.com.
So are you ready?