ASD Self-Check Checklist

May 6, 2020

Introduction to Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)

Welcome to Fountain of Hope's ASD Self-Check Checklist page! Here, we provide comprehensive information on Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and offer self-assessment strategies for individuals and parents. ASD is a complex neurodevelopmental disorder that affects individuals in various ways. It is characterized by challenges in social interaction, communication, and repetitive behavior patterns.

Understanding Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)

Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) encompasses a wide range of conditions characterized by difficulties in social interaction, verbal and nonverbal communication, and restricted and repetitive behaviors. It affects individuals differently, with varying degrees of severity and combinations of symptoms.

Common Signs and Symptoms of ASD

ASD presents itself in many different ways, and early identification is crucial for effective intervention. Some common signs and symptoms of ASD include:

  • Persistent challenges in social interactions and difficulties with nonverbal communication cues
  • Limited eye contact and struggle with maintaining conversations
  • Repetitive and restrictive behavior patterns, often displaying a heightened interest in a particular topic or object
  • Sensory sensitivities or aversions to certain sights, sounds, tastes, or textures
  • Delayed speech and language development or difficulties expressing needs and emotions
  • Resistance to change in routines or transitions
  • Tendencies to engage in repetitive movements such as rocking or hand-flapping

ASD Self-Check Checklist

The ASD Self-Check Checklist is designed to assist individuals and parents in the self-assessment process. It provides a comprehensive set of questions related to common ASD characteristics and behaviors. Please keep in mind that this checklist does not serve as a substitute for professional diagnosis, but rather as a tool to help identify potential areas of concern.

Using the ASD Self-Check Checklist

To use the ASD Self-Check Checklist, carefully review each question and select the response that best describes the individual in question. At the end, tally your scores and consider seeking a professional evaluation if there are significant concerns raised by the checklist. Remember, early intervention and support are crucial for individuals with ASD.

ASD Self-Check Checklist Questions

Here are some sample questions you may find in the ASD Self-Check Checklist:

  1. Does the individual struggle with making eye contact or understanding nonverbal cues?
  2. Does the individual engage in repetitive behaviors or display intense preoccupation with specific topics or objects?
  3. Does the individual exhibit difficulties in maintaining conversations or participating in social interactions?
  4. Does the individual experience sensory sensitivities or aversions?
  5. Do you notice delays in speech, language, or communication skills?
  6. Does the individual resist changes in routines or transitions?
  7. Does the individual engage in repetitive movements or self-stimulatory behaviors?

Please note that this is just a small sample of the questions included in the full ASD Self-Check Checklist. By answering the checklist questions honestly and accurately, you can gain valuable insights into potential areas of concern related to ASD.

Seeking Professional Assistance

While the ASD Self-Check Checklist is a helpful tool, it is important to remember that only qualified professionals can provide an official diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder. If you have significant concerns about yourself or your child's development, we encourage you to seek professional assistance from healthcare providers, psychologists, or specialists in ASD.

Support and Resources

Fountain of Hope aims to support individuals and families affected by autism. Our website offers a wide range of resources, informative articles, and support groups where you can find guidance, helpful tips, and a supportive community. Remember, you are not alone on this journey, and there are many organizations like ours dedicated to helping individuals with ASD thrive.


Thank you for visiting the ASD Self-Check Checklist page at Fountain of Hope. We hope this resource has provided you with valuable information about Autism Spectrum Disorder and the importance of early identification and intervention. Remember to always consult with professionals for accurate diagnosis and support. Together, we can create a world that embraces and empowers individuals with ASD.