Adolescent Autism Spectrum Quotient (AQ-10)

A quick referral guide for parents to complete about a teenager aged 12-15 years old with suspected autism who does not have a learning disability.

Adolescent Autism Spectrum Quotient (AQ10)


AQ-10 Questions

For each statement, please select the most relevant option.

S/he notices patterns in things all the time. *
S/he usually concentrates more on the whole picture, rather than the small details. *
In a social group, s/he can easily keep track of several different people’s conversations. *
If there is an interruption, s/he can switch back to what s/he was doing very quickly. *
S/he frequently finds that s/he doesn’t know how to keep a conversation going. *
S/he is good at social chit-chat. *
When s/he was younger, s/he used to enjoy playing games involving pretending with other children. *
S/he finds it difficult to imagine what it would be like to be someone else. *
S/he finds social situations easy. *
S/he finds it hard to make new friends. *