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18 Apr 2013, 8:44 pm

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Jesus I scored 113 on the RAADS-R. O_O It's funny because I always ruled out Aspergers because I function well with people now, HOWEVER...

There's a lot of aspie symptoms that I had when I was a teenager that I don't have anymore now. I always thought that I looked like a "textbook aspie" younger but not now. So I was very happy about that "before 16" thing. I don't understand how I could score so high though jesus

QGAS : I have 41
o kay

eye test : 25

Weeeeeeeeeeeell. I still consider that I have NLD though because I don't fit all the things in the DSM. (I didn't really have meltdowns as a child too, and I don't have particular issues with change even if it's sometimes annoying or stressful. I mean I still don't have a lot of routine.) But hey, this was enlightening.


To make you feel better, your score isn't that high. I know people who have scored 220, so you're nowhere near the high end.

You don't need to fit everything in the DSM. Many of us don't, it's as long as you have the stated number out of the selected sections.
If you do not have enough of the selected sections, you may still qualify for a diagnosis of PDD-NOS instead of Asperger's Syndrome, which is a form of atypical autism.

My partner scored similar to you, and is quite good socially. He too was much worse as a child and can read facial expressions and body language somewhat reasonably. We now know that he has PDD-NOS, which is still a form of autism, although his functioning level is mild.


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PLEASE! Could anyone, anywhere tell me where to find that GQAS test. The few places, I could find it, it was in notebook and not readable!


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19 Apr 2013, 5:18 pm

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PLEASE! Could anyone, anywhere tell me where to find that GQAS test. The few places, I could find it, it was in notebook and not readable!


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This needs to be filled out and scored manually. To calculate your score –
Scoring
A QGAS score of 23 or greater is consistent with a clinical diagnosis of ASD.
Generally they would give one to you to fill out in relation to yourself, and one to a parent to fill out in relation to you, the two should have a 95% or higher match rate to be considered accurate and reliable.


It's in the first post, with links, so it's here with links. All you have to do is, *right click* Page 1, click "Open in New Tab". Once it opens, *right click*, click "Save As" or "Save Picture As", save it to a folder you will remember, and then open it from your own folder, and you can print it out if you need to. Printing should solve any issues being able to read it.

Repeat with Page 2 and 3.


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19 Apr 2013, 6:00 pm

Ok. Thanks :)

Goodness gracious! 132.
Well, It was many years ago.


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20 Apr 2013, 12:35 pm

Kjas wrote:
DyspraxicPanda wrote:
Jesus I scored 113 on the RAADS-R. O_O It's funny because I always ruled out Aspergers because I function well with people now, HOWEVER...

There's a lot of aspie symptoms that I had when I was a teenager that I don't have anymore now. I always thought that I looked like a "textbook aspie" younger but not now. So I was very happy about that "before 16" thing. I don't understand how I could score so high though jesus

QGAS : I have 41
o kay

eye test : 25

Weeeeeeeeeeeell. I still consider that I have NLD though because I don't fit all the things in the DSM. (I didn't really have meltdowns as a child too, and I don't have particular issues with change even if it's sometimes annoying or stressful. I mean I still don't have a lot of routine.) But hey, this was enlightening.


To make you feel better, your score isn't that high. I know people who have scored 220, so you're nowhere near the high end.

You don't need to fit everything in the DSM. Many of us don't, it's as long as you have the stated number out of the selected sections.
If you do not have enough of the selected sections, you may still qualify for a diagnosis of PDD-NOS instead of Asperger's Syndrome, which is a form of atypical autism.

My partner scored similar to you, and is quite good socially. He too was much worse as a child and can read facial expressions and body language somewhat reasonably. We now know that he has PDD-NOS, which is still a form of autism, although his functioning level is mild.


I guess it seemed high compared to 65... At first I thought I messed up while calculating the results (I have dyscalculia so.. XD) But then it is fine.
That's really interesting though. I've always considered my social issues to be a part of dyspraxia but I recently realised that they were a bit too much, especially when I was a teenager... I usually consider that I have autistic traits, which I think, fits. My mother thought I was an aspie for a while because of my special interests which were the most noticable thing when I was a child. I've noticed I get worse when I'm stressed or unhappy too.

Thanks so much for the resources too.


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10 May 2013, 4:23 am

I found that Raads R test here: http://www.aspietests.org/raads/index.php

But I am not sure if the scoring is accurate, because I scored 157. I am pretty sure that I am nowhere near that autistic! :lol:

Did anyone else try this online version? How was your score?



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10 May 2013, 5:24 am

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24 May 2013, 8:39 am

Thank you for collecting all these links in one place. Very helpful.


RAADS-R: 162
AQ: 42, EQ: 21, SQ: 48
Eyes: 30
Aspie test: AS: 138/200 and NT: 62/200

Yup. Sounds about right.



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24 May 2013, 9:02 pm

Thanks for posting these.

I scored 165 on the RAADS-R. I've consistently scored between 129 and 140 on the Aspie Quiz, but the RAADS test kind of just confirms what I already know. I have not sought a professional diagnosis, mostly because I am not sure what benefit having an official label would offer, and also because I kind of wouldn't even know where to begin or what kind of professional I would be looking for. Plus I don't exactly have tons of money and I hear it can be expensive.

This really explains a lot though. What benefit would a diagnosis offer for a 28 year old? I have already developed various coping mechanisms and what not. I have a daughter, and if she turns out like me, then I am prepared to help her avoid some of the painful situations I had to go through (which I had to do alone and without any help).



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25 May 2013, 7:29 pm

For you, it will largely depend on whether you need accommodations for work or not. If you don't then there really isn't that much benefit in a diagnosis, unless you need to go on a disability pension at some point.

As far as your daughter, that is up to you. Once she is 7 or older, she can be evaluated. Keep in mind she may require, or find helpful some of the accommodations she can get in school from a diagnosis. First hand experience is one thing, but often even the more self aware of us don't always know where we struggle and therefore sometimes find it hard to help our kids beyond a certain point.


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11 Jun 2013, 3:36 pm

On the RAADS-R, I scored 159. That can't be right can it?
On the GQAS, I scored 36
On the eye expressions, I scored 23. Most of them were guesses



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11 Jun 2013, 9:43 pm

maia wrote:
On the RAADS-R, I scored 159. That can't be right can it?
On the GQAS, I scored 36
On the eye expressions, I scored 23. Most of them were guesses


It's correct. The scoring on the RAADS-R goes all the way up to 220 something (maybe it is 227? Not sure exactly but something like that).


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31 Jul 2013, 9:54 am

raads-r: 183
GQAS: 55
eyes test: 29 :) I'm like a NT here



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08 Aug 2013, 3:51 am

RAADS-R score of 124, and some people think I'm a hypochondriac when I say I'm autistic. I guess this just further proves that I should seek assistance. Thanks for the resources!



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10 Oct 2013, 7:08 pm

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Diagnostic Tools


These are designed for teenagers and adults.




I may have missed something, so please, someone help me. I printed out the pages from the links above and looked at the last page (how to score) and all I saw was to differentiate between questions with an asterisk and those without and add up the points in two different categories. Other than that, is there any math involved? How does one come up with a singular score?

Buny :?:

Edited: I got an error message that would not allow me to *quote* the links in the above message....I hope my problem is clear enough without said quotes :x I am discussing the RAADS-R



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10 Oct 2013, 7:27 pm

First you add up all of the answers to the questions *without the asterisks* according to the sheet. These are known as symptom based questioned because they directly identify symptoms. They are the majority because we are looking for signs of ASC.

The questions *with asterisks* are pretty much the opposite, they are questions one would ask of NT's, so we must measure them in the opposite way (the points are there to indicate what is not normal). That is why there is a separate scoring for them, and the scoring system is opposite for them. You add up those according to the normative scoring scale (the second one).

You then add the 2 scores together.


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