Join Mike Parry– One of our Peer Support Practitioners who is also autistic and a registered nurse associate within the NHS. Mike talks about his own personal experiences with camouflaging for his entire life until his recent diagnosis 4 years ago.
What is camouflaging in autism?
Camouflaging refers to behavioural adaptations that individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), especially females, use to mask symptoms during social situations. Compensation is a component of camouflaging in which an individual’s observed behaviour is considerably better than actual ability.
Why do autistic people camouflage?
People may mask their autism characteristics for many reasons- to boost their careers, connect with others, or avoid being stigmatised by other people. Masking may help at times, but regular camouflaging can have serious effects on mental and physical health.
This webinar is aimed at autistic individuals and parents/carers of autistic individuals, however all are welcome.
Once purchased it’ll be available to watch for 14 days and you will have the ability to download and watch the webinar 5 times.