"It all started when I confided to one of my friends that I was autistic during our last year of elementary school. As a result, she started to teach me how to be a “normal” teenager girl……………”
Jessi C'Artoon: 'Girl in a mask' draws out school fears“Jessi Crowther has autism and has for years drawn cartoons to express her hidden feelings. Following her recent move from primary to secondary education, she shared her drawings in the hope it would help other children.”
Social camouflaging in autism: Is it time to lose the mask? “Many autistic people feel obliged to pretend not to be autistic. They invest considerable effort daily in monitoring and modifying their behaviour to conform to conventions of non-autistic social behaviour. This phenomenon has come to be called ‘social camouflaging’, also referred to as ‘masking’, ‘compensation’ and ‘pretending to be normal……”
You Need To Know is a UK-wide campaign launched in 2010 to make good mental health for children with autism a reality. 85% High anxiety levels, 36% depression, 27% suicidal thoughts. Approx 70% experience mental health issues as adults.
The Selective Mutism Resource Manual: 2nd addition 2016 An up-to-date summary of literature and theory to deepen your understanding of selective mutism. A wealth of ideas on assessment and management in home, school and community settings so that its relevance extends far beyond clinical practice. A huge range of printable online handouts and other resources.