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Masking and Mental Health Implications

masking. Masking may include: resisting or holding in natural responses to emotional experiences and states of energy arousal, such as flapping, rocking and echolalia  mimicking the behaviors and ways of…

ABA for Creating Masking Black Autistics

…the journey through life as a masking Black autistic, or that they were exploiting our pain for their career. Another BCBA admitted to forcing masking on their own adult disabled…

Autistic woman looking left out but wanting to interact with peers

Don’t assume I’m masking

There’s this narrative around masking––in my head, if not in yours. Here’s how it goes:  If an autistic adult seems neurotypical while socializing, they’re not being authentic. They’re using analytically-learned…

Spectrum Critters Comics: What is Masking?

Even the Spectrum Critters have to deal with the expectations of masking sometimes, but it doesn’t change who they are! You are perfect just the way you are, too. You…

Unmasking as a Parent: Parades in peril

…took me far too long to seek an explanation about why we were all unruly, why we were all hard core. Masking, at its core, is internalized ableism, and internalized…

Why Autistic Women Seem Two-Faced

…manipulative? Masking Some autistic people mask– a lot. And some, like me, are very good at it. Masking is when the person involved mimics, performs, or otherwise “pretends” social behaviour…

Poetry: Unmasking As Autistic Pride

in the world we live in, we are told the following things over and over and over again: “get up.” “try harder.” “use your words.” “speak louder.” “stop whining.” “you’re…

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