Autism Spectrum

About Autism

The autism spectrum (ASD) represents a wide range of behaviors and abilities, with differences in sociability, interests, and attention. Some of the strengths associated with autism are a deep passion for and commitment to one's interests, a systems mindset, attention to detail, and strong pattern recognition skills.

Screening Tools and Self-Assessment

Autism – Autism Spectrum Disorder in Adults Self-Test - This free self-test is for adults to take for personal use and to share with a health professional for evaluation. Adapted from the Autism Spectrum Screening Questionnaire (ASSQ).

Autism – Clinical Partners Quick Autism test - Thirty question test to identify if you are experiencing common behaviors and thoughts associated with being on the Autistic Spectrum. The results alone do not form a formal diagnosis. The questions are based on an evidence-based screening tool – the Autism Spectrum Quotient.

Autism – Autism Spectrum Quotient - Published in 2001 by Simon Baron-Cohen and his colleagues at the Cambridge Autism Research Center on The Autism Spectrum Quotient (AQ). It measures the expression of Autism-Spectrum traits through self-assessment.

Mental Health Screenings (Variety) – eMentalHealth.ca - Offers a wide variety of clinically validated screening questionnaires to identify mental health issues.

Organizations and Resources

Autistic Self Advocacy Network (ASAN) - ASAN is a nonprofit organization run by and for autistic people.

​Asperger/Autism Network - AANE is a network aimed at helping people on the autism spectrum build meaningful, connected lives.

My Spectrum Suite - The neuroguides at My Spectrum Suite speak and write on a variety of topics such as: Neurodiversity, Workplace  Inclusivity, self-empowerment/advocacy, job recruiting/HR, relationships, parenting, job seeking, DE&I, late-age diagnosis, and autism/neurodiversity introduction.

Interesting Articles

Temple Grandin Wants Us to Think Differently About Kids Who Think Differently - Here David Marchese interviews Temple Grandin, a pioneer in Autism Activism and an autistic professor of Animal Science at Colorado State University.