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The Aspie Quiz


The goal of this test is to give a reliable indication of autism spectrum traits in adults.You can choose to participate in the long-time evaluation of score-changes over time and help to calibrate the test (you need to login with a valid userid or register a new userid to do this) or go directly to the simplified test. Statistics/results are saved in a database. The statistics might be published, used as research-data or checked in order to calibrate the test. IP addresses and other personal information are not saved. Scroll down on the homepage to see a list of sources of inspiration for this quiz.
The Autism Spectrum Quotient Test

Baron-Cohen et al., 2001

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.
The Ritvo Autism Asperger Diagnostic Scale-Revised (RAADS-R): A Scale to Assist the Diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder in Adults

Ritvo et al.

The RAADS was designed to address a major gap in screening services for adults with autism spectrum disorders. With the increased prevalence of the condition and the fact that adults are being referred or self-referred for services or diagnosis with increasing frequency, this instrument is a useful clinical tool to assist clinicians with the diagnosis of this growing population of higher functioning individuals in adulthood. The RAADS-R is a modified version of the Ritvo Autism Asperger’s Diagnostic Scale
The Combined Version of Baron-Cohen's Empathizing Quotient and Systemizing Quotient Tests

Modified from Wheelwright et al., 2006

The Empathizing–systemizing theory was developed by Simon Baron-Cohen and holds that different individuals have a biologically determined inclination towards a brain structure optimized to either use "empathizing" or "systemizing" as its primary mode of interacting with the world. This test consists of 120 statements that you must rate on the scale of (1) strongly disagree (2) slightly disagree (3) slightly agree (4) strongly agree. It will take most people five to ten minutes to complete.
The 'Reading the Mind in the Eyes' Test (Understanding Facial Expression Test)

Baron-Cohen et al.

For each pair of eyes, choose which word best describes what the person in the picture is thinking or feeling. When you've answered all the questions, press the 'Get score' button at the bottom to see your results. Most people surprise themselves by how well they do in this test. Even if you think you don't have a clue, just choose the one that 'feels' right.
The Broad Autism Phenotype Questionnaire

Hurley et al., 2007

This test was published in an article in the
Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders.
Ever since Leo Kanner first described autism, it's been observed that many autistics have relatives with autistic traits. Originally this was explained by the 'refridgerator mother' theory, but more recently it's been attributed instead to genetics. This questionnairre is designed to measure the mild autistic traits present in people who are not actually autistic but have a genetic predisposition to autism.
More can be found at the
Aspie Tests

This site hosts a collection of tests related to autism and Asperger's syndrome. Before taking a test, you are required to answer a few non-personally identifying questions, for statistical purposes. A unique anonymous indentification number is then used in conncection with the data gatherd from your test results. You'll have to create an account with them if you also want to keep a record of your results for yourself or be notified of any new tests they might provide in the future.


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