Signs of autism in adults

Main signs of autism

Common signs of autism in adults include:

Other signs of autism

You may also have other signs, like:

Autism in women and men

Autism can sometimes be different in women and men.

Autistic women may:

This means it can be harder to tell you're autistic if you're a woman.

The National Autistic Society have more information about autistic women and girls

Non-urgent advice: See a GP if:

  • you think you may be autistic

If you already see a health professional, such as another doctor or therapist, you could speak to them instead.

Getting diagnosed can help you get any extra support you might need.

Find out how to get diagnosed

Page last reviewed: 11 November 2022
Next review due: 11 November 2025