Authors: National Association of Special Education Teachers

Compensatory Strategies to Disguise Autism Spectrum Disorder May Delay Diagnosis

First scientific study of compensatory strategies-techniques to camouflage autism-finds that they have positive and negative outcomes, increasing social integration, but possibly also resulting in poor mental health for autistic people, and could be a barrier to diagnosis. For the first time, compensatory strategies used by people with autism have been investigated and collated in a qualitative study using an online survey of 136 adults, published in The Lancet Psychiatry journal. Read More

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