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The Adolescent Autism Spectrum Quotient (AQ)
Ages 12-15 years
How to fill out the questionnaire
Below are a list of statements. Please read each statement very carefully and rate how strongly you agree or disagree.
S/he prefers to do things with others rather than on her/his own.
S/he prefers to do things the same way over and over again.
If s/he tries to imagine something, s/he finds it very easy to create a picture in her/his mind.
S/he frequently gets so strongly absorbed in one thing that s/he loses sight of other things.
S/he often notices small sounds when others do not.
S/he usually notices car number plates or similar strings of information.
Other people frequently tell her/him that what s/he has said is impolite, even though s/he thinks it is polite.
When s/he is reading a story, s/he can easily imagine what the characters might look like.
S/he is fascinated by dates.
In a social group, s/he can easily keep track of several different people’s conversations.
S/he finds social situations easy.
S/he tends to notice details that others do not.
S/he would rather go to a library than a party.
S/he finds making up stories easy.
S/he finds her/himself drawn more strongly to people than to things.
S/he tends to have very strong interests, which s/he gets upset about if s/he can’t pursue.
S/he enjoys social chit-chat.
When s/he talks, it isn’t always easy for others to get a word in edgeways.
S/he is fascinated by numbers.
When s/he is reading a story, s/he finds it difficult to work out the characters’ intentions.
S/he doesn’t particularly enjoy reading fiction.
S/he finds it hard to make new friends.
S/he notices patterns in things all the time.
S/he would rather go to the theatre than a museum.
It does not upset him/her if his/her daily routine is disturbed.
S/he frequently finds that s/he doesn’t know how to keep a conversation going.
S/he finds it easy to “read between the lines” when someone is talking to her/him.
S/he usually concentrates more on the whole picture, rather than the small details.
S/he is not very good at remembering phone numbers.
S/he doesn’t usually notice small changes in a situation, or a person’s appearance.
S/he knows how to tell if someone listening to him/her is getting bored.
S/he finds it easy to do more than one thing at once.
When s/he talks on the phone, s/he is not sure when it’s her/his turn to speak.
S/he enjoys doing things spontaneously.
S/he is often the last to understand the point of a joke.
S/he finds it easy to work out what someone is thinking or feeling just by looking at their face.
If there is an interruption, s/he can switch back to what s/he was doing very quickly.
S/he is good at social chit-chat.
People often tell her/him that s/he keeps going on and on about the same thing.
When s/he was younger, s/he used to enjoy playing games involving pretending with other children.
S/he likes to collect information about categories of things (e.g. types of car, types of bird, types of train, types of plant, etc
S/he finds it difficult to imagine what it would be like to be someone else.
S/he likes to plan any activities s/he participates in carefully.
S/he enjoys social occasions.
S/he finds it difficult to work out people’s intentions.
New situations make him/her anxious.
S/he enjoys meeting new people.
S/he is a good diplomat.
S/he is not very good at remembering people’s date of birth.
S/he finds it very to easy to play games with children that involve pretending,.
Last Updated:Wednesday, February 19, 2020