These tests designed for
- Adults (age 16+) of average or higher intelligence.
Which one first?
It is best to start with the AQ-10 as it is the fastest test, and then either the AQ 50 or RAADS-R if you score high on the AQ-10, or the CAT-Q if you do not. Regardless, it is advised to take the CAT-Q at the end. Bear in mind that some non-autistic individuals may score highly on these tests, so a professional assessment is advised.
The AQ-10 Autism Spectrum Quotient (AQ-10)
- A quick and easy questionnaire to determine if an autism assessment referral is appropriate.
The Autism Spectrum Quotient (AQ)
- A self-assessment tool used to determine the presence of autistic traits in adults.
The Ritvo Autism Asperger Diagnostic Scale–Revised (RAADS–R)
- A self-assessment tool used to identify undiagnosed autistics with subclinical presentations
The Camouflaging Autistic Traits Questionnaire (CAT-Q)
- A self-report questionnaire used to measure social camouflaging behaviors in adults and identify those with autism who do not currently meet diagnostic criteria due to their ability to mask their autistic traits.
- There are a few distinct subcategories of camouflaging. Masking is only one of those subtypes. Read more about it on the embrace autism website.