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  • Masking in Autistic Women; The Ultimate Performance

    Masking is the ultimate dramatic performance. It sees individuals take on the persona they feel is acceptable, warranted, appropriate or desirable. While it is not exclusively displayed by autistic individuals, it is almost expected to be seen in autistic females and is part of the difficulty identifying women and girls. Why is this so widely demonstrated by females on spectrum? How do we see behind the mask? What are the repercussions of a life lead in virtual costume?