“……Like many autistic girls, she seems on the edge of things, rather than in the centre. She is struggling and yet you wouldn’t know it. She is working so very hard to fit in, yet at a huge cost. She is overwhelmed and the effort is exhausting.”
“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 our 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.
Girls and Autism 2019 This book provides crucial insight into autistic girls’ experiences, helping professionals to recognise, understand, support and teach them effectively.”
The Girl with the Curly Hair "I have all of these books and can honestly say they are the most clear, concise, visual, informative and easy to read guide books on Asperger's Syndrome (AS) and Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD) I have ever bought. " Parent of Girl with ASD
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.