Autism or Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a neurodevelopmental disorder in which a person experiences difficulty expressing themselves and navigating social interactions.
The condition develops very early in life (2-3 years), but many people go undiagnosed because the symptoms can be confusing and sometimes overlap with normal behavior.
3 Main symptoms of autism
ASD is characterized by several symptoms that can be clustered under three main symptoms or dimensions:
- Communication issues
The more a person expresses these symptoms simultaneously, the more likely they’re autistic. As the term “spectrum” suggests, people vary in the severity and quantity of autistic symptoms.
Some can function well in society, while others require help managing their autistic symptoms.
Taking the Autism Spectrum Test
This test is meant for adults who believe they have autistic traits. It’ll give you a total score and a score on each of the three dimensions. It is not meant to be a diagnosis.
The test contains 30 items on a 4-point scale ranging from Very often to Never. You take the test anonymously- results are only shown to you and not stored in our database.