Services For Adults With Autism In Michigan

Services For Adults With Autism In Michigan

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Services For Adults With Autism In Michigan

[Self-Test] Autism Exam Child

If your child is acquiring social and communication Skills slower than his or her peers, choose this self-test for autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and then share the results with a mental health professional for evaluation.

Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a complex neurobiological disorder characterized by difficulty communicating verbally and relating socially to others, along with a need to engage in repetitive behaviors or language. Early symptoms frequently noted by parents include delayed speech, restricted interests, not reacting to his or her name, and avoiding eye contact. No two individuals with ASD will have the very same symptoms. They might be easy to see in one person, and virtually invisible in another.

Take the Self-test below to find out whether your child's symptoms resemble those of children diagnosed with ASD. A high score suggests a visit to a trained health care professional for diagnosis.

This Self-test was adapted from the Modified Checklist for Autism in Toddlers -- Revised (M-CHAT-R) designed to screen the chance of ASD, and from The Childhood Autism Spectrum Test or CAST (formerly the"Childhood Asperger's Syndrome Test"), developed by ARC (the Autism Research Centre) at the University of Cambridge, for assessing the severity of autism spectrum symptoms in children. In case you have concerns about possible ASD visit a mental health professional. An accurate diagnosis can only be made through clinical evaluation. This screener is for personal use only.

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TEST I
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If you point at something across the room, does your child look at it? {*

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Have you Ever wondered if your child might be deaf? {*

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Q.3

Does your Child make unusual finger movements near his or her eyes? (by way of example, does your child wiggle his/her fingers close to his eyes?) {*

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Q.4

Does your Child get upset by everyday noises? (by way of example, does your child scream or cry to sound like a vacuum cleaner or loud music?) {*

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Q.5

Does your Child appear to notice unusual details that others miss? {*

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Q.6

Does your child Like to do things over and over again, in the exact same way all the time? {*

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Q.7

Does your Child have an interest that takes up so much time he or she does little else? {*

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Q.8

Does your Child have trouble understanding the rules for polite behavior? {*

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Q.9

Does your Child appear to have an unusual memory for specifics? {*

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Q.10

If something New occurs, does your child look at your own face to see how you feel about it? (by way of example, if he or she hears a strange or funny sound, or sees a new toy, will they look at your face?) {*

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Q.11

Does your Child know when you tell him or her to do something? (by way of example, if you don't point, can your child understand"put the book on the chair" or"bring me the blanket"?) {*

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Q.12

Does your Child try to get one to watch him or her? (by way of example, does your child look at you for compliments, or say"look" or"watch me"?) {*

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Q.13

If you turn Your head to check out something, does your child look around to see what you are looking at? {*

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Q.14

Does your Child try to replicate what you do? (as an Example, wave bye-bye, clap, or make a funny sound when you do) *

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Q.15

Does your Child look you in the eye when you are talking to him or her, playing with him or her, or dressing him or her? {*

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Q.16

When you Smile in your child, does they smile back at you? {*

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Q.17

Does your Child respond when you call his or her name? (by way of example, does they look up, talk or babble, or stop what he or she is doing when you call his or her name?) {*

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Q.18

Does your Child show you things by bringing them or holding them up for you to see--not to get help, but just to share? (as an Example, showing you a flower, a stuffed animal, or a toy truck) *

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Q.19

Is your Child interested in other kids? (by way of example, does your child watch other kids, smile at them, or go to them?) {*

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Q.20

Does your Child point with one finger to show you something interesting? (by way of example, pointing to a plane in the sky or a large truck in the street. This is different from your child pointing to request something.) {*

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Q.21

Does your Child point with one finger to ask for something or to get help? (as an Example, pointing to a bite or toy that is out of reach) *

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Q.22

Does your child like climbing on things? (as an Example, furniture, playground equipment, or stairs) *

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Q.23

Does your (by way of example, pretend to drink from an empty cup, pretend to talk on a telephone, or pretend to feed a doll or stuffed animal?) {*

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Q.24

Does your Child like movement activities? (as an Example, being swung or bounced on your knee) *

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Does your Child join in playing games with other kids easily? {*

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Q.26

Does your Child come up to you for a chat? {*

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Q.27

Was your Child speaking by two years old? {*

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Q.28

Does your Child enjoy playing sports? {*

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Q.29

Is it Important to your child to fit in with his or her peer group? {*

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Q.30

Can your Child keep a two-way conversation going? {*

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TEST II
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The Childhood Autism Spectrum Test or CAST (formerly The"Childhood Asperger's Syndrome Test") is a 39-item, yes or no evaluation directed at parents. {The questionnaire was developed by ARC (the Autism Research Centre) at the University of Cambridge, for assessing the severity of autism spectrum symptoms in children

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5. Is it Important to him/her to fit in with the peer group? {

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6. Does S/he appear to notice unusual details that others miss? {

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7. Does S/he tend to take things literally? {

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8. When S/he was 3 years old, did spend a good deal of time pretending (e.g., play-acting being a superhero, or holding teddy's tea parties)? {

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9. Does S/he like to do things over and over again, in the exact same way all the time? {

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10. Does S/he find it easy to interact with other kids? {

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11. Can S/he keep a two-way conversation going? {

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12. Can S/he read suitably for his/her age? {

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13. Does S/he mainly have the same pursuits as their peers? {

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14. Does S/he have an interest which takes up so much time that does little else? {

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15. Does S/he have friends, rather than just acquaintances? {

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16. Does S/he frequently bring you things s/he is interested in to show you? {

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17. Does s/he enjoy joking around? {

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18. Does S/he have trouble understanding the rules for polite behavior? {

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19. Does S/he appear to possess an unusual memory for specifics? {

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20. Is His/her voice odd (e.g., overly adult, flat, or very monotonous)? {

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21. Are People significant to him/her? {

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22. Can s/he dress him/herself? {

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23. Is S/he great at turn-taking in conversation? {

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24. Does S/he play imaginatively with other kids, and take part in role-play? {

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25. Does S/he often say or do things which are tactless or socially inappropriate? {

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26. Can s/he count to 50 without leaving out any numbers? {

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27. Does S/he make ordinary eye-contact? {

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28. Does S/he have some unusual and repetitive movements?

29. Is His/her social behaviour very one-sided and constantly on his/her own terms?

30. Does S/he sometimes say"you" or"s/he" when s/he means"I"?

31. Does S/he prefer imaginative activities like play-acting or story-telling, instead of numbers or lists of facts?

32. Does S/he sometimes lose the listener due to not explaining what s/he is referring to?

33. Can S/he ride a bicycle (even if with stabilizers)?

34. Does S/he try to impose routines on him/herself, or others, in such a way that it causes problems?

35. Does s/he care how s/he is perceived by the rest of the group?

36. Does S/he frequently turn conversations to his/her favorite topic instead of following what the other person wants to talk about?

37. Does s/he have odd or unusual phrases?

38. Have Teachers/health visitors ever expressed any concerns about his/her development?

39. Has S/he ever been diagnosed with any of the following: Language delay, ADHD, hearing or visual problems, Autism Spectrum Condition (including Asperger's Syndrome, or a physical handicap?