The CDC has a list of diagnostic criteria for Autism Spectrum Disorder, based on the DSM-V. In their diagnostic outline, they ask for the rating of severity, which I think is a little deceptive. AS issues can range in severity, depending on time and circumstance and the age of the individual. And in later years, while our issues may affect us severely, the way we express / display them may be mitigated by “survival techniques” we’ve learned along the way. So, observations of behavior — especially later in life — may not be accurate reflections of experienced issues.
See what the deal has been with me at different points in my life: