Use this quiz to help you determine if you might need to see a mental health professional for diagnosis and treatment of autism or Asperger’s.



Instructions: This is a screening measure to help you determine whether you might have an autism spectrum disorder that needs professional attention. This screening measure is not designed to make a diagnosis of an autism spectrum disorder or take the place of a professional diagnosis or consultation. Please take the time to fill out the below form as accurately, honestly and completely as possible. All of your responses are confidential. Please choose one of the following alternatives:
– This is true or describes me now and when I was young.
– This was true or describes me only now.
– This was true only when I was young (16 years or younger).
– This was never true and never described me.



I am a year old / /

True Both Now and When I Was YoungTrue ONLY NowTrue ONLY When I Was YoungNever True
1It is difficult for me to understand how other people are feeling when we are talking.
2Some ordinary textures that do not bother others feel very offensive when they touch
my skin.
3It is very difficult for me to work and function in groups.
4It is difficult to figure out what other people expect of me.
5I often don’t know how to act in social situations.
6I can chat and make small talk with people.
7When I feel overwhelmed by my senses, I have to isolate myself to shut them down.
8How to make friends and socialize is a mystery to me.
9When talking to someone, I have a hard time telling when it is my turn to talk or to listen.
10Sometimes I have to cover my ears to block out painful noises (like vacuum cleaners or people talking too much or too loudly).
11It can be very hard to read someone’s face, hand, and body movements when we are talking.
12I focus on details rather than the overall idea.
13I take things too literally, so I often miss what people are trying to say.
14I get extremely upset when the way I like to do things is suddenly changed.




RAADS-14-Screen, developed by JM Eriksson, LM Andersen & S Bejerot is an abridged version of Ritvo Autism and Asperger Diagnostic Scale-Revised (RAADS-R); Ritvo et al, J Autism Dev Disord. 2011;41:1076-89.