What a great article -- thank you. My oldest son is autistic and, looking back, I'm pretty sure I'm somewhere on the spectrum myself. It would explain my whole childhood.
However, I took the test and had a very low score -- not even in sight of the spectrum! But I think that's because I'm 54 years old and have a lifetime of experience adapting...so much so that many neurotypical traits now come naturally to me. However, I realized that I started by approaching them intellectually -- purposefully -- rather than intuitively.
Just pointing that out so that someone who feels like they're on the spectrum but "fails" the test doesn't feel discouraged about finding an answer.