$5 Million Grant Awarded to Make Autistic People Mask in Job Interviews

White person in suit at work looking at robot touching them while holding a ruler.

They mention creating a “coaching process” using artificial intelligence, as if autistic people haven’t been “coached” enough into neurotypicality. Unfortunately, our entire lives are made up of neurotypical “coaching.” We often in fact, receive too much coaching in how to act or generally exist among other people.

Masking and Mental Health Implications

Autistic Masking is not a simple social fake. Prolonged masking has serious mental health implications for autistics; level up your knowledge so can learn to embrace your autistic loved one as their authentic self.

Removing the Mask in Lockdown

For one healthcare worker sidelined during the COVID-19 crisis, she found herself removing another kind of mask while being out of work.

Faith and Neurodivergence

A minister expresses their relationship with working with Neurodivergent people and states that they have been sold a lie that says people have to hide who they are to be loved by the Divine.

Autism & the flitting phenomenon

Autistic women often dart in and out of social situations like a butterfly going from one flower to the next. We look like we fit in, but we don’t; we look like we connect, but are left feeling alone.

Autism and Movie Talk

Particularly autistic females learn how to camouflage/mask in order to fit in. One of the things we often use is movie talk. What is that?