Aims to: Raise awareness and knowledge of masking and the impact of this for autistic adults.
- Explore neuro-typical and societal expectations throughout life which can then cause masking to occur.
- Recognise how masking, camouflaging and compensating can impact on the individual.
- Examine the different levels of masking.
- Understand the possible outcomes on identity and mental health.
- Increase knowledge to better support when the risk of masking conceals the persons true self.
Course content supports the “Core Capabilities Framework for Supporting Autistic People (2019)” - Department of Health& Social Care and the “National strategy for autistic children, young people and adults: (2021 to 2026.)” Course delivery is enhanced through “Expert by experience”, sharing her perspective of autism.
Audience: Individuals working with or supporting autistic adults.
*Open to autistic individuals and those that self-diagnose as autistic and Family Carers.