The Autism Spectrum Rating Scales (ASRS) can be used to identify symptoms, behaviours and associated features of Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) in children from 2-18 years of age.
It is an easy-to-use and convenient tool intended for psychologists, school psychologists, clinical social workers, physicians, counsellors, psychiatric workers and pediatric/psychiatric nurses.
When used in combination with other assessment information, results from the ASRS can help guide clinicians diagnostic decisions, treatment planning, ongoing monitoring of response to intervention, and evaluating the effectiveness of a treatment program for a child with an ASD.
The ASRS has been updated with DSM-5 symptom criteria for ASD. The *ASRS DSM-5 Technical Update * outlines the DSM-5 scoring options and new symptom criteria for the ASRS.
The ASRS Manual was not updated to reflect the DSM-5 updates, so it is recommended clinicians are familiar with the Technical Update.