This questionnaire is designed to aid in recognizing and understanding various symptoms associated with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in individuals ages 5 to adult. The results can be shared with the individual’s doctor, school, or relevant professionals.
Understanding Your Score
- Total Score Range: 0-5
- Interpretation: Very Low Score Range
- Description: Very few or minimal ASD-related traits or challenges.
- Total Score Range: 6-10
- Interpretation: Low Score Range
- Description: Relatively low presence of ASD-related traits or challenges.
- Total Score Range: 11-20
- Interpretation: Mild Score Range
- Description: Mild presence of ASD-related traits or challenges.
- Total Score Range: 21-30
- Interpretation: Moderate Score Range
- Description: Moderate presence of ASD-related traits or challenges.
- Total Score Range: 31-45
- Interpretation: High Score Range
- Description: High presence of ASD-related traits or challenges.
- Total Score Range: 0-5
This scale is not a comprehensive diagnostic tool and should not be used as the sole basis for diagnosing autism spectrum disorder (ASD).
A professional evaluation by qualified experts is essential for an accurate assessment and diagnosis. You can use this scale as a starting point for discussions with healthcare professionals or educators to help them better understand your experiences or those of someone you know.
Not a Replacement
This scale is not intended to replace formal autism evaluations or serve as a medical diagnosis. If you have concerns about ASD, seek guidance from qualified medical and/or mental health professionals to ensure access to appropriate services and resources.
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The items, response options, and scoring in this autism screening questionnaire are based on current and available research in the field of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and the development of questionnaires to assess ASD-related traits. Extensive research has been conducted to identify and understand the behavioral characteristics associated with autism.
Rachel Wise is the author and founder of Education and Behavior. Rachel created Education and Behavior in 2014 for adults to have an easy way to access research-based information to support children in the areas of learning, behavior, and social-emotional development. As a survivor of abuse, neglect, and bullying, Rachel slipped through the cracks of her school and community. Education and Behavior hopes to play a role in preventing that from happening to other children. Rachel is also the author of Building Confidence and Improving Behavior in Children: A Guide for Parents and Teachers.
“Children do best when there is consistency within and across settings (i.e., home, school, community). Education and Behavior allows us to maintain that consistency.”