The Autism Quiz

How much do you really know about autism? 

Is autism genetic or caused by emotional neglect?  Is it on the increase?  Can people outgrow autism?

These are just some of the questions posed by a short interactive quiz which has been designed by Dr Ilona Roth at the Open University to unravel the facts from the myths of autism.


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4 Responses to The Autism Quiz

  1. I think I’ll skip this one. There are no definitive answers. There is a genetic autism and there is an acquired one. If someone tried to tell me that my son’s autism is genetic, I would probably throw a slipper at them. And though I heard her name before, I cannot take someone working in the Open University as a serious academic, sorry. It is probably unfair, but that’s how I feel.

    • Aspie in the family

      That’s fine; you have every right to feel the way you do. In the OU’s defence though they do allow for some debate and some of the questions are left as debateable and ambiguous. After doing this quiz, I felt it was probably a good one for those not directly affected by ASD, say family and friends, who know someone with it but don’t know enough of the condition. I think many families like ours already have a particular expertise on our children.

  2. I’m going to try this, but I’ll probably fail: I never remember technical information…also I’m opinionated.

    • Aspie in the family

      I had a go and didn’t do that brilliantly. I found myself arguing with some of the answers! Perhaps the academics could learn from us!

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