Expression of Autism Spectrum Traits

The Autism Spectrum Quotient (AQ)

It takes a lot for us to reflect and explore aspects of ourselves. We applaud your curiosity and courage. 

Who is this screener for?

This screener is called the AQ and it is one of several different autism screeners. It can help in determining if autism support or treatment may be beneficial to you and/or how to proceed regarding an evaluation or diagnosis. The AQ gathers general information about autistic traits with a single score. Click here to learn more about autism

The results of this screener are by no means an indicator of who you are or the full picture; it is simply a first step in exploring.

How to complete the screener:

Carefully read each question and choose an answer that you feel is the best fit for yourself. This screener has 50 multiple choice questions. Once you’ve answered all questions, click Results  to see more information.

Your results are private unless you choose to share them. We will not be gathering your information or results; after you click Results, you can download your report. If you choose to meet with a therapist, psychologist, or coach, these results can be helpful to share so they can help you on your journey.

To download your report, scroll to the bottom of this page and click Download. You can then open and save the results to your computer.

Let’s get you started

1. I prefer to do things with others rather than on my own.

2. I prefer to do things the same way over and over again.

3. If I try to imagine something, I find it very easy to create a picture in my mind.

4. I frequently get so strongly absorbed in one thing that I lose sight of other things.

5. I often notice small sounds when others do not.

6. I usually notice car number plates or similar strings of information.

7. Other people frequently tell me that what I've said is impolite, even though I think it is polite.

8. When I'm reading a story, I can easily imagine what the characters might look like.

9. I am fascinated by dates.

10. In a social group, I can easily keep track of several different people's conversations.

11. I find social situations easy.

12. I tend to notice details that others do not.

13. I would rather go to a library than a party.

14. I find making up stories easy.

15. I find myself drawn more strongly to people than to things.

16. I tend to have very strong interests which I get upset about if I can't pursue.

17. I enjoy social chit-chat.

18. When I talk, it isn't always easy for others to get a word in edgeways.

19. I am fascinated by numbers.

20. When I'm reading a story, I find it difficult to work out the characters' intentions.

21. I don't particularly enjoy reading fiction.

22. I find it hard to make new friends.

23. I notice patterns in things all the time.

24. I would rather go to the theatre than a museum.

25. It does not upset me if my daily routine is disturbed.

26. I frequently find that I don't know how to keep a conversation going.

27. I find it easy to 'read between the lines' when someone is talking to me.

28. I usually concentrate more on the whole picture, rather than the small details.

29. I am not very good at remembering phone numbers.

30. I don't usually notice small changes in a situation, or a person's appearance.

31. I know how to tell if someone listening to me is getting bored.

32. I find it easy to do more than one thing at once.

33. When I talk on the phone, I'm not sure when it's my turn to speak.

34. I enjoy doing things spontaneously.

35. I am often the last to understand the point of a joke.

36. I find it easy to work out what someone is thinking or feeling just by looking at their face.

37. If there is an interruption, I can switch back to what I was doing very quickly.

38. I am good at social chit-chat.

39. People often tell me that I keep going on and on about the same thing.

40. When I was young, I used to enjoy playing games involving pretending with other children.

41. I like to collect information about categories of things.

42. I find it difficult to imagine what it would be like to be someone else.

43. I like to plan any activities I participate in carefully.

44. I enjoy social occasions.

45. I find it difficult to work out people's intentions.

46. New situations make me anxious.

47. I enjoy meeting new people.

48. I am a good diplomat.

49. I am not very good at remembering people's date of birth.

50. I find it very easy to play games with children that involve pretending.

What does my score mean?​

AQ - Expression of Autism Spectrum Traits
20 or less
21 - 31
You scored within typical range

This screener is not indicating a need for further support. But if you feel your results are such because you are working very hard to manage and cope, we have therapists and coaches who can help you implement shifts to make it smoother and easier.  Lauren, our team’s Care Coordinator, is here to answer any of your questions.
If you still feel you are autistic even though you scored low on the AQ, try taking the RAADS-R screener, which often helps identify autism in adults who’s autistic traits might be missed on the AQ.

You can download your results by clicking the arrow below.

Keep an eye on it

Your results suggest this is an area worth investigating further. We have psychologists who can work with you to further examine this area, and we also have therapists and coaches available that can help provide support.  Lauren, our team’s Care Coordinator, is here to answer any of your questions.

You can download your results by clicking the arrow below.

This area needs attention

This area appears to need attention. Contact Lauren, our team’s Care Coordinator, for a free consultation and to discuss options for the next steps. If you are comfortable, include your results in your e-mail. We are here to help.

You can download your results by clicking the arrow below.

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