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Autism Test: Signs of Autism Spectrum Disorder in Adults

Could I have autism? What does autism spectrum disorder look like in adults? How do I know if I am autistic? What about Aspergers? Take this free autism test for adults and share the instant results with a health professional for evaluation.

Do I Have ASD? Autism Test for Adults

Awareness of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) has grown dramatically in recent years, which reflects an increase in autism tests and 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 — particularly those previously associated with Aspergers — 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.

Adults with autism may have a history of delayed language language and/or movement skills, delayed cognitive or learning skills, unusual eating or sleeping habits, emotional dysregulation, anxiety, stress, and/or fear. 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 autism 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 test is for personal use only.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Do your family members lovingly refer to you as the “eccentric professor” of the family?

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

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

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?

Do people say that you speak like a robot?

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?

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

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

Did bullies target you in grade school?

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

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

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Autism Test Next Steps: Autism Spectrum Disorder In Adults

1. Take: The ADHD Test for Adults
2. Read: What Does Autism Look Like in Adults?
3. Find: Specialists or Clinics Near You
4. Read: How to Get Evaluated for Autism as an Adult
5. Take This Test: OCD in Adults
6. Get the eBook “The Truth About Autism in Adults”
7. Listen to the Webinar“Could I Be on the Autism Spectrum?”
8. Take This Test The Autism Test from WebMD
9. Read: Say Goodbye to Aspergers Syndrome
10. Find: Specialists or Clinics Near You