Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a neurodevelopmental disorder that affects the way a person thinks, behaves, and communicates.

While children are typically screened for autism as early as 18 months, it can be diagnosed later in older children, adolescents, and even adults.

This brief, time-saving test is designed for anyone who thinks they might benefit from an autism screening or evaluation.

The items below will help you determine whether you may need an in-depth evaluation including screening tools, parental or family insight, and clinical observations.

A mental health professional can also help figure out if your symptoms might be a sign of another mental health condition and recommend treatment if needed.

This online screening is not a definitive tool. It will not conclusively guarantee that you have autism.

However, it will measure if you have any autism-related traits, based on your own self-assessment.

Only a trained medical professional, such as a doctor or mental health professional, can help you determine the next best steps for you.

This free autism quiz was adapted from the Autism Spectrum Screening Questionnaire (ASSQ) designed to screen for the possibility of autism spectrum disorder (ASD). This is not a diagnostic tool and should be considered for personal use only. An accurate diagnosis can be made only through a clinical evaluation. If you think you might have ASD, consider speaking with a primary care doctor, psychiatrist or another mental health professional. They can perform a clinical evaluation that includes screening tools, parental or family insight, and clinical observations to arrive at the most accurate diagnosis.

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.

If you want to know more about how ASD is diagnosed, you can read more here.