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 the spreadsheet where indicated and save it to your desktop or wherever else you can find it again. Answer each statement in the “CHOOSE AN ANSWER” tab with a y or a 1. Only one answer is permitted per row.
When you are done, click the “RESULTS” tab.
It needs to be emphasized that this is not a definitive test for Autism in adults. It is merely an indication that the person may or may not be on the Autism Spectrum.
Simon Baron-Cohen who developed this, is Professor of Developmental Psychopathology, University of Cambridge