Autistic people shouldn’t have to use ‘camouflage’ to fit in | Curio

Autistic people shouldn’t have to use ‘camouflage’ to fit in

12 mins | Jul 5, 2020

What autistic people's herculean effort to 'compensate' means, and its perils. "To better understand how and why some autistic people use compensation strategies, it’s important to recognise the wide variation in how the core features of autism manifest." Francesca Happéis — professor of cognitive neuroscience at King's College London — studies the dangers behind the need for some autist people to 'compensate' for their behaviours.

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