Adult Autism Spectrum Quotient (AQ-10)

A quick referral guide for 16 year olds and over to complete with suspected autism who does not have a learning disability.

Adult Autism Spectrum Quotient (AQ10)


AQ-10 Questions

For each statement, please select the option that best suits you.

I often notice small sounds when others do not. *
I usually concentrate more on the whole picture, rather than the small details. *
I find it easy to do more that one thing at once. *
If there is an interruption, I can switch back to what I was doing very quickly. *
I find it easy to ‘read between the lines’ when someone is talking to me. *
I know how to tell if someone listening to me is getting bored. *
When I’m reading a story I find it difficult to work out the characters’ intentions. *
I like to collect information about categories of things (e.g. types of car, types of bird, types of train, types of plant etc). *
I find it easy to work out what someone is thinking or feeling just by looking at their face. *
I find it difficult to work out people’s intentions. *