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 reaching out to your physician or family doctor who can refer you to a specialist for an evaluation, if needed.
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.