Symptom Tests for Adults

Autism Symptom Test for Adults

Could I have autism? What does autism spectrum disorder look like in adults? How do autism symptoms change with age? Am I autistic? Take this free autism test for adults and share the instant results with a health professional for evaluation.

Do I Have Autism?

Awareness of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) has grown dramatically in recent years, which reflects both an increase in autism diagnoses and in the public's understanding that, even late in life, an autism diagnosis can offer major benefits and relief. Still, symptoms of autism are still frequently misdiagnosed as attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), mood disorders, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), and other related conditions — leading to poor treatment and lifelong challenges. If you recognize yourself or a loved one in the following descriptions of autism spectrum disorder, make an appointment with a health care professional to discuss an evaluation test for autism.

This free test was adapted from the Autism Spectrum Screening Questionnaire (ASSQ) designed to screen the possibility of ASD, and is for personal use only. This is not a diagnostic tool. An accurate diagnosis can only be made through clinical evaluation. This autism self-test is for personal use only.

Did bullies target you in grade school?

1 out of 17

Even when you’re in a quiet place, like the library, do you find yourself making involuntary noises, like clearing your throat over and over?

2 out of 17

Have you always wanted a best friend, but never found one?

3 out of 17

Do you prefer to play individual games and sports like golf, where everyone works for themselves, instead of team sports and games where everyone works toward a common goal?

4 out of 17

Is your memory like a steel trap, even for facts that you don’t fully understand?

5 out of 17

Are you really (really) good at math or music, but struggle to succeed in other areas?

6 out of 17

Think about your daily routine. Would you say you follow the same schedule every day of the week, and don’t like unexpected events?

7 out of 17

Do you talk to friends at a party the same way you would talk to co-workers in the office?

8 out of 17

Do you enjoy inventing your own words and expressions that might seem quirky to others?

9 out of 17

Are expressions like “Curiosity killed the cat” or “Don’t count your chickens before they hatch” confusing to you?

10 out of 17

Do you prefer to read non-fiction over fiction books?

11 out of 17

Do you have trouble understanding what people mean when they say they feel embarrassed for someone else?

12 out of 17

Are you always the first one to notice when a friend has gotten a haircut or made a small change to their appearance?

13 out of 17

Are you always bumping into things, or tripping over your own feet?

14 out of 17

When you’re having a conversation with someone, do you prefer to look at the wall, her shoes, or anywhere but directly into her eyes?

15 out of 17

Do your family members lovingly refer to you as the “eccentric professor” of the family, even though you don’t work anywhere near academia?

16 out of 17

Do people say that you speak like a robot?

17 out of 17

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