Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders

, Volume 24, Issue 5, pp 659–685

Autism Diagnostic Interview-Revised: A revised version of a diagnostic interview for caregivers of individuals with possible pervasive developmental disorders


  • Catherine Lord
    • Department of PsychiatryUniversity of Chicago
  • Michael Rutter
    • Institute of Psychiatry
  • Ann Le Couteur
    • Royal Free Hospital

DOI: 10.1007/BF02172145

Cite this article as:
Lord, C., Rutter, M. & Le Couteur, A. J Autism Dev Disord (1994) 24: 659. doi:10.1007/BF02172145


Describes the Autism Diagnostic Interview-Revised (ADI-R), a revision of the Autism Diagnostic Interview, a semistructured, investigator-based interview for caregivers of children and adults for whom autism or pervasive developmental disorders is a possible diagnosis. The revised interview has been reorganized, shortened, modified to be appropriate for children with mental ages from about 18 months into adulthood and linked to ICD-10 and DSM-IV criteria. Psychometric data are presented for a sample of preschool children.

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