Do you think someone you know may be autistic?

Autism spectrum disorder, often just called autism, is typically diagnosed in younger children at 9, 18, and 30 months during well-child visits. But autism can be diagnosed in older children, adolescents, and adults.

We created this brief test to help you determine if someone you know — a friend, partner, spouse, or other loved one — may benefit from being screened or evaluated for autism.

This test will help measure if they have any autism-related traits based on your observations or their own self-assessment.

If you think someone you know may be autistic, consider talking with them about getting evaluated by a doctor or autism specialist, who can use a variety of screening tools and clinical observations to make an accurate diagnosis.

If you think some of these questions describe how you feel and behave, consider taking our quiz: Do I Have Autism?

Instructions

We created this screening tool to help you figure out if someone you know may benefit from being evaluated for autism by a healthcare professional or specialist.

Please take your time filling out the form as accurately, honestly, and completely as possible. All responses are confidential.

Please choose one of the following alternatives:

  • This is true or describes the person now and when they were younger.
  • This was true or describes the person only now.
  • This was true only when the person was younger (16 years or younger).
  • This was never true and never described the person.

This online screening is not a diagnostic tool. Only a trained medical professional, like a doctor or mental health professional, can help you determine the next best steps for you.

This quiz can’t replace a clinical diagnosis. If you believe someone you know might have autism spectrum disorder or another condition after taking this test, consider reaching out to a qualified professional.

Want to know more? You can take a deeper dive into how autism is diagnosed here.