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Thank you for responding, I shall do my best to give you the necessary information. He has always been quite shy and we relocated to a new country when he was 10 he did find this quite difficult and didn't really form concrete friendships, saying this he would play sport and go out with his peer group to go swimming etc. We did have a baby when he was 13 so he went from being the youngest sibling to being the middle child, but he does love his little sister even though he has very little tolerance and will tease her (normal behaviour I suspect) but I would never leave her with him to look after for a period of time and he wouldn't want to either. In secondary school things really came to a head he found lessons boring and how he managed to gain 6 GCSE's is beyond me, he missed on average at least a day of school a week. It's how he behaves that worries me, if he does something wrong or is refusing to do something we ask of him he will physically avoid eye contact and pull the covers over his head and refuse to come out. He can also be very agressive and has sworn in the presence of his tutors albeit not directly at them but towards them if you know what I mean. If he doesn't want to do something he will point blank refuse to do it and there is no discussion or reasoning with him. The flip side of this is that he can be very loving and cuddly particulary towards me, his relationship with his dad is difficult although his dad now recognises that we need to address the situation and he is also worried about our son's future. I hope this is useful. Thank you
I actually got him to do the quizz, it was interesting to see that he chose some different answers to what I would have chosen, he got a score of 20 which indicates no autism. I then carried it out on my own in the way you suggested and scored 33 which indicates possible autism. I think it might well be worth our while to seek further advice from our doctor, thank you for your help.