Screening Tools


The Adult Autism Spectrum Quotient (AQ)

AGES 16 +

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.
Definitely AgreeSlightly AgreeSlightly DisagreeDefinitely Disagree
1I prefer to do things with others rather than on my own.
2I prefer to do things the same way over and over again.
3If I try to imagine something, I find it very easy to create a picture in my mind.
4I frequently get so strongly absorbed in one thing that I lose sight of other things.
5I often notice small sounds when others do not.
6I usually notice car number plates or similar strings of information.
7Other people frequently tell me that what I've said is impolite, even though I think it is polite.
8When I'm reading a story, I can easily imagine what the characters might look like.
9I am fascinated by dates.
10In a social group, I can easily keep track of several different people's conversations.
11I find social situations easy.
12I tend to notice details that others do not.
13I would rather go to a library than to a party.
14I find making up stories easy.
15I find myself drawn more strongly to people than to things.
16I tend to have very strong interests, which I get upset about if I can't pursue.
17I enjoy social chitchat.
18When I talk, it isn't always easy for others to get a word in edgewise.
19I am fascinated by numbers.
20When I'm reading a story, I find it difficult to work out the characters' intentions.
21I don't particularly enjoy reading fiction.
22I find it hard to make new friends.
23I notice patterns in things all the time.
24I would rather go to the theater than to a museum.
25It does not upset me if my daily routine is disturbed.
26I frequently find that I don't know how to keep a conversation going.
27I find it easy to 'read between the lines' when someone is talking to me.
28I usually concentrate more on the whole picture, rather than on the small details.
29I am not very good at remembering phone numbers.
30I don't usually notice small changes in a situation or a person's appearance.
31I know how to tell if someone listening to me is getting bored.
32I find it easy to do more than one thing at once.
33When I talk on the phone, I'm not sure when it's my turn to speak.
34I enjoy doing things spontaneously.
35I am often the last to understand the point of a joke.
36I find it easy to work out what someone is thinking or feeling just by looking at their face.
37If there is an interruption, I can switch back to what I was doing very quickly.
38I am good at social chitchat.
39People often tell me that I keep going on and on about the same thing.
40When I was young, I used to enjoy playing games involving pretending with other children.
41I like to collect information about categories of things (e.g., types of cars, birds, trains, plants).
42I find it difficult to imagine what it would be like to be someone else.
43I like to carefully plan any activities I participate in.
44I enjoy social occasions.
45I find it difficult to work out people's intentions
46New situations make me anxious
47I enjoy meeting new people
48I am a good diplomat
49I am not very good at remembering people's date of birth.
50I find it very easy to play games with children that involve pretending.