The Abel–Blasingame Assessment System for individuals with intellectual disabilities™ (ABID) is like the AASI-3, but uniquely adapted for clinicians to use with clients who have special needs. The ABID contains an objective measure of sexual interest and questionnaire components, but is specifically designed for use with adults and adolescents with FSIQs of 60 and above. The ABID is a comprehensive assessment system that may be used with individuals who have learning and/or developmental disabilities.
The ABID Questionnaire, written on a 2nd grade reading level, is read aloud by the evaluator and is administered as a semi-structured interview. Questions with concrete visual aids assist the therapist in determining the client’s level of understanding of age, body parts, and sexuality.
If you are a clinician interested in more information about the ABID or other Abel Screening, Inc. assessment tools, please Contact Us or call 1.800.806.2235.