ASD – Adult Autism Spectrum Quotient (AQ)

If you have been advised by the surgery to submit an AQ form or an adult autism spectrum quotient, please use this form.

Adult Autism Spectrum Quotient (16 Years Plus)

We are currently only referring to the local Brighton & Sussex University Hospitals NHS trust for ASD assessments.

Do you already have a diagnosis of Autistic Spectrum Condition, ADHD, Tourettes, Dyslexia or learning disability? *
Did you have any difficulties at school or attend a special school? *
Have you had any difficulties at work or University? *
Do you have any physical health conditions or high blood pressure? *
Do you take any medications? *
Do you take illicit drugs? *
Do you have a current or past history of mental health problems? *

Reason you are requesting an assessment

AQ 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 than 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 can easily imagine what the characters might look like. *
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. *

Interpreting Your AQ Score