How Autistic Are You? The AQ Test
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.