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How Autistic Are You? The AQ Test

Posted by on Feb. 21, 2013 at 9:33 PM
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I found this interesting, there is a test you can do online to test if you are on the autism spectrum as an adult. (link here)

As it turned out, I scored a 19, so I guess I'm just an average NT. I know certain autism/aspergers traits tend to run in families, so I thought some moms might be interested to find their score. If you are interested, post your scores!

Psychologist Simon Baron-Cohen and his colleagues at Cambridge's Autism Research Centre have created the Autism-Spectrum Quotient, or AQ, as a measure of the extent of autistic traits in adults. In the first major trial using the test, the average score in the control group was 16.4. Eighty percent of those diagnosed with autism or a related disorder scored 32 or higher. The test is not a means for making a diagnosis, however, and many who score above 32 and even meet the diagnostic criteria for mild autism or Asperger's report no difficulty functioning in their everyday lives.

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by on Feb. 21, 2013 at 9:33 PM
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mypbandj
by Jen on Feb. 21, 2013 at 9:50 PM
I score 9. I wanna test ds (aspergers) and dh.
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VioletsMomTown
by Robyn on Feb. 21, 2013 at 9:54 PM

Wow, that's low! I wonder if I could get my dh to do it? I think he'd score pretty high


Quoting mypbandj:

I score 9. I wanna test ds (aspergers) and dh.



JTMOM422
by Brenda on Feb. 21, 2013 at 9:58 PM

wow that was something else

 

Macphee
by Bronze Member on Feb. 21, 2013 at 10:02 PM
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I scored 22. I always thought of myself as hypersensitive in terms of sensory. I can function socially, but I have my bubble. Also really sensitive hearing.
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manifer_momma
by on Feb. 21, 2013 at 10:03 PM
I scored 27
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A_McCool
by Bronze Member on Feb. 21, 2013 at 10:08 PM

38

JCKitten87
by Bronze Member on Feb. 21, 2013 at 10:10 PM
Wow... I scored a 31
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newmommy430
by Silver Member on Feb. 21, 2013 at 10:21 PM
38
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Charizma77
by Carissa on Feb. 21, 2013 at 10:35 PM

Bump for tomorrow

ms.bardes
by on Feb. 21, 2013 at 11:03 PM
I score 25 I'm not autistic but my son is
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