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Autism and Masking How and Why People Do It, and the Impact It Can Have. Cover Image E-book E-book

Autism and Masking [electronic resource] : How and Why People Do It, and the Impact It Can Have.

Sedgewick, Felicity. (Author). Hull, Laura. (Added Author). Ellis, Helen. (Added Author).

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  • ISBN: 1787755800
  • ISBN: 9781787755802
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (274 p.)
  • Publisher: London : Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2021.

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Formatted Contents Note:
Intro -- Autism and Masking -- Cover -- Of related interest -- Title page -- Copyright -- Contents -- Acknowledgements -- Preface -- Introduction -- 1. What Is Masking and Who Does It? -- A note on language -- A brief history of masking in autism -- The camouflage hypothesis -- What is masking? -- How to identify when and how much someone is masking -- Measurement: Internal versus external -- Measurement: Self-report -- Who masks? (What we know and what we don't) -- Are there differences in masking across genders? -- When do people start masking? -- Is it only autistic people who mask?
What about people who do not mask? -- 2. How Do People Mask? -- Mimicry -- Active versus instinctive masking strategies -- Learning to lie -- In conclusion to this chapter... -- 3. Why Do People Mask? And Where? -- Is it just caring what people think of you? Reputation management -- Reasons for masking -- So, where do people mask? -- Masking at school -- Masking at university -- Masking at work -- Masking at social events -- Informal social events -- Large events -- Not masking with autistic people -- 4. What Are the Consequences of Masking? -- Research into masking and mental health
Risks arising from masking -- In conclusion to this chapter... -- 5. How Can One Help around Masking for Different Groups? -- Guidance for parents, siblings and wider family members -- Guidance for partners/spouses and ­children (autistic and non-autistic) -- Guidance for education professionals -- Guidance for healthcare professionals -- Guidance for employers -- Guidance for autistic people -- So, to sum up this chapter... -- Conclusion -- Glossary -- Contributors -- Bibliography -- Index
Subject: Autism.
Masking (Psychology)
Autistic people > Social life and customs.
Genre: Electronic books.

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