Autistic Masking: The Vicious Cycle of Stigma

In AsIAm’s next installment in our Community Support webinar series, we will focus on Masking. In an attempt to integrate with their neurotypical peers, autistic people may feel pressured to conceal or 'mask' their autistic traits. This can have effects on autistic mental health and executive fucntioning. To discuss masking, we are joined by guest …

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Reimagining family life with demand avoidant children

For AsIAm's next community support webinar, we will focus on the topic of Pathological Demand Avoidance. While PDA is proposed as a subset of autism, it can appear across the autism spectrum. The term describes individuals who experience an overwhelming need to avoid or resist demands. This resistance is closely linked to anxiety and can …

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