Autism online quiz


(from Melanie, via Jiří)

Autism Spectrum quotient: 27 (above average, but not extremely so)

I found Melanie's score surprising.

Such a quiz is extremely dodgy for all sorts of reasons. Autistic people have radically different perception of the world, including self-perception. There should at the very least be separate quizzes for Kanner's Autism and Asperger Syndrome, I got the impression the quiz would be better at detecting Aspergers. The test would also probably rate people with anxiety as more autistic than it should, as anxiety would cause many of the same social problems.