6 March 2023
Camouflaging autistic traits: The CAT-Q
CAT-Q is a quick 25-question questionnaire that measures social camouflage behaviour in adults (and adolescents over 16yo). It includes three sub-categories of masking, camouflage and assimilation. Average scores by neurotype and gender are included for comparison. Spoiler alert: neurotypical females mask the least!
At the conclusion of the test there are some recommended next steps including the RAADS-R , Empathy Quotient and Aspie Quiz (just click on the I Accept button to proceed), please note there is outdated terminology used on most of these.
Online tests can help you decide if you would like a formal diagnosis, but we know well that the cost and wait time can be prohibitive. Please know that self-identification is valid.