Autism Spectrum Screening Questionnaire (ASSQ)

ASSQ is a 27-item, yes/somewhat/no-style questionnaire meant to assess the symptoms characteristic of high-functioning Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASDs) in children and adolescents.[1] A parent, teacher, or other lay person who knows the child being screened can complete the checklist.

Optimal cutoff scores have already been established for the ASSQ to minimize the number of false positives while retaining a high level of ASD identification.

ASSQ is an easy, inexpensive, and well-tested screening device for the detection of ASDs.

  1. Ehlers S, Gillberg C, Wing L (1999) A screening questionnaire for Asperger syndrome and other high-functioning autism spectrum disorders in school age children. J Autism Dev Disord 29(2):129-41. PMID: 10382133.