Autism Test

Use this quiz to help you determine if you might need to see a mental health professional for diagnosis and treatment of autism spectrum disorder, a mental health concern that involves impairment in social interactions with others.

Instructions: This is a screening measure to help you determine whether you might have an autism spectrum disorder (including what used to be called Asperger’s disorder). Please take the time to fill out the below form as accurately, honestly and completely as possible. All of your responses are confidential and you will be provided with instant results.  more

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Temple professor urges more employers to hire people with autism

Tom Edwards remembers a former colleague in the aerospace industry who was a computer whiz – back in the days when computers took up entire rooms.

The man, a chief engineer, was incredibly talented, but he rarely made eye contact, kept strange hours and often arrived wearing clothes that did not match.

Years later, Edwards realized his colleague likely was on the autism spectrum. By then, he had a son with autism who struggled to launch a successful career.

“He always wanted to do a good job,” said Edwards, a Temple University engineering management professor who has led workshops on the benefits of hiring employees with neurodiverse conditions.

“It never quite worked out. I don’t know why it took me so long to figure this out. Eventually, it dawned on me – he’s not being supervised well.”  more

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