Various tests have been devised by ARC (Autism Research Centre) for use in the course of our research (The Adult Autism Spectrum Quotient or AQ). One of these tests, the Autism Spectrum Quotient (AQ) (Adult) relevant to adults, is made available here for download as an Excel Spreadsheet. We acknowledge S. Baron-Cohen and ARC. Download … Read moreFree Autism Test – Am I Autistic?
( Acknowledgements and thanks to Research Autism http://www.researchautism.net/ ) What causes autism? We know that autism arises from differences in brain development. The causes are unknown, although there is some evidence that complex genetic factors play a part in some forms of autism but there is no single cause. There is an urgent need for … Read moreFAQ about Autism
Sensory overload is a cause of difficulties in many ASD people but not all. Some people on the spectrum, find that common ambient noises and tactile input can almost seem unbearable sometimes. It is a kind of hypersensitivity typical in many people on the spectrum, ASD adults and children alike. Yet, numerous ASD people find … Read moreAutism sensory products adults have rated as helpful from SensaCalm
We have provided here a few of the more commonly used acronyms and terminology you may come across while reading up on Adult Autism AS: Autism spectrum. ASD: Autism spectrum disorder. Asperger’s disorder/syndrome: A form of ASD, characterized by normal IQ but impairments in social interaction and communication. ADD/ Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder: Disorder in children associated with … Read moreGlossary and Acronyms