The Adult Asperger Assessment


While such instruments are already in place for children, there was a need to develop an instrument relevant for diagnoses in adulthood. The instrument is electronic and computer scorable. In order to avoid false positives, the Adult Asperger Assessment (AAA) criteria are more conservative than the DSM-IV. The AAA includes 23 categorical items, with spaces to include how the symptom manifests in the individual.


Psychometrics are discussed in Baron-Cohen, Wheelwright, Robinson, and Woodbury-Smith (2005).

Author of Tool:

Baron-Cohen, S. Wheelwright, S., Robinson, J. and Woodbury-Smith, M.

Key references:

Baron-Cohen, S., Wheelwright, S., Robinson, J., & Woodbury-Smith, M. (2005). The Adult Asperger Assessment (AAA): a diagnostic method. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 35, 807-819.

Primary use / Purpose:

The AAA was developed for use in the diagnosis of Asperger’s syndrome in adults.


Adult Asperger Assessment