3 Minute Autism Test
Based on the work of Dr. Sarah L. Barret, Ph.D.
Instructions: Below is a list of questions that relate to life experiences common among people who have been diagnosed with autism. Please read each question carefully and indicate whether it applies to you or not.
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Question 1 of 10
Expressions like “curiosity killed the cat” are confusing to me.
The IDRlabs 3 Minute Autism Test (IDR-3MASDT) was developed by IDRlabs. The IDR-3MASDT is based on the work of Dr. Sarah L. Barret, Dr. Mirko Uljarevic, Dr. Emma K. Baker, Dr. Amanda L. Richdale, Dr. Catherine R.G. Jones, and Dr. Susan R. Leekam, who created the Adult Repetitive Behaviours Questionnaire-2 (RBQ-2A). The IDR-3MASDT is not associated with any specific researchers in the field of psychopathology or any affiliated research institutions.
The IDRlabs 3 Minute Autism Test was informed by the RBQ-2A’s criteria for Autism, as published in Barret, S., Uljarevic, M., Baker, E., Richdale, A., Jones, C., & Leekam, S. (2015). The adult repetitive behaviours questionnaire-2 (RBQ-2A): A self-report measure of restricted and repetitive behaviours. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 45(11): 3680–3692. Barrett, S.L., Uljarević, M., Jones, C.R.G. et al. Assessing subtypes of restricted and repetitive behaviour using the Adult Repetitive Behaviour Questionnaire-2 in autistic adults. Molecular Autism 9, 58 (2018). Allely, C.S. (2019). Exploring the female autism phenotype of repetitive behaviours and restricted interests: A systematic PRISMA review. University of Salford Institutional Repository.
The work of Dr. Barret, Dr. Uljarevic, Dr. Baker, Dr. Richdale, Dr. Jones, and Dr. Leekam has also informed some of the diagnostic criteria in the form of the widely used psychological instrument, the RBQ-2A, for clinical use especially by qualified mental health professionals. The present test is intended for educational purposes only. IDRlabs and the present IDRlabs 3 Minute ASD Test are independent from the above researchers, organizations, or their affiliated institutions.
The 3 Minute Autism Test is based on a famous and well-regarded inventory for the assessment of the clinical concept of Autism Spectrum Disorder, which is a neurodevelopmental disorder. However, free online tests and quizzes such as this one are solely first takes and cannot provide accurate assessments of your potential personality disorder. Hence, the test is intended to be used for educational purposes only. A definitive mental health assessment can be made only by a qualified mental health professional.
As the publishers of this free online 3 Minute Autism Quiz, which allows you to screen yourself for the signs and symptoms of this neurodevelopmental disorder, we have strived to make the test as reliable and valid as possible by subjecting this test to statistical controls and validation. However, free online quizzes such as the present 3 Minute Autism Test do not provide professional assessments or recommendations of any kind; the test is provided entirely “as-is.” For more information about any of our online tests and quizzes, please consult our Terms of Service.