Screening tools

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Online Screening tools are available free of charge to enable individuals to test themselves and get a score (sometimes known as an Autism Quotient) that is an indication of how likely they are to be autistic. In isolation this kind of test doesn't provide a definitive 'yes' or 'no' answer, especially if your score is borderline, however it can be a useful contributing factor to consider as part of your wider research and self-assessment process.

Problems with screening tools[edit]

Just jotting down some ideas and what I think would be cool to go into this section

  • Autistic people often either misinterpret or hardcore overthink the questions on a lot of tests: bad.
  • There's also the problem of biases, mainly hmmm maybe designing screening questionnaires for white cishet boys only and then applying them to literally everybody is doomed to fail
  • Lots of questions are based on outdated stereotypes

Autism Spectrum Quotient (AQ)[edit]




{That's Ritvo Autism Asperger Diagnostic Scale Revised iirc}


The picture book thingy[edit]

You know with the stories of whatever, infantilising shit; what is it called again?

Is this the one? "Tuesday" - Wikipedia - Tuesday (book)

Links to tools[edit]

I think it would be a better idea to list all the screening tools/questionnaires with each having its own separate section and adding links via references instead of just making a list of links and resources --Fochti (talk) 02:59, 24 August 2022 (UTC)

More to be added...