Anonymous asked: hi, um, my friends and family jokingly tease that i'm autistic, but i've never seen a doctor about it, so i took the aq test and scored 39, does this mean i have autism?
Since the AQ is not used in any kind of diagnostic evaluation, I don’t think it means anything, especially considering that a lot of autistic people with professional diagnoses don’t score in the supposedly autistic range.
If you think you might be autistic and want a better way to gauge that, several autistic bloggers have put together resources that you may find helpful:
- The ‘so you think you might be autistic’ info packet by andromedalogic
- Autistic-created alternative autism criteria
- An explanation of the DSM-V’s autism criteria
You are also welcome to go to my personal askbox if you want to ask questions there.