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May 30, 2019

Mini-lecture: camouflaging

Last updated on May 24, 2021

In our second mini-lecture, we talk about camouflaging and masking in autism. We are working on a comprehensive post on camouflaging as well, but for now, enjoy our talk:

Supplementary material

In our talk, we refer to the social camouflaging model represented by the diagram below, which is from a research paper from 2018 by Laura Hull et al.[1]Development and Validation of the Camouflaging Autistic Traits Questionnaire (CAT-Q) In our post on camouflaging we will discuss this more in-depth.

Embrace Autism | Mini-lecture: camouflaging | diagram Camouflaging
Social Camouflaging model (Image attribution: Laura Hull et al.)

Embrace Autism | Mini-lecture: camouflaging | icon Test Filled

To test whether you camouflage, take the
Camouflaging Autistic Traits Questionnaire:



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Martin Silvertant is a co-founder of Embrace Autism, and lives up to his surname as a silver award-winning graphic designer. Besides running Embrace Autism and researching autism, he loves typography and practicing type design. He was diagnosed with autism at 25.

PS: Martin is trans, and as of 2021 she writes under her true name, Eva Silvertant.


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