You may be wondering if you are autistic. Perhaps you have read something about autism, or seen a programme on TV, and think it describes some of your own experiences.
It's quite common for people to have gone through life without an autism diagnosis, feeling that somehow they don't quite fit in. Many people learn to cope with life in their own ways, although this can be hard work (this certainly echoes my own situation).
It is up to you whether you decide to seek a diagnosis of course, and some people are happy to remain self-diagnosed. As I stated previously the only way to know for sure whether you are autistic is to get a formal diagnosis. I would suggest checking out a site such as the National Autistic Society to give you some idea about how to get a diagnosis - even with the help of my GP I found this stage frustrating and rather drawn out.
In the meantime I explored a variety of online autism tests, just to see what they said. All of these tests were careful to point out that they were only an indicator and not a definitive diagnosis.
I will now list a few of the tests I found (they are not listed in any particular order):
There are many other tests online, most of which will be very similar. The 'Ritvo Autism Test' was one I used prior to diagnosis (and was also part of my diagnosis) ,as it appealed to my 'maths teacher' side as it had lots of numbers and graphs! 🙂