Unmasking autism : discovering the new faces of neurodiversity / Devon Price, PhD.
- ISBN: 9780593235232 hardcover
- ISBN: 0593235231 hardcover
- ISBN: 9780593235256 trade paperback
- ISBN: 0593235258 trade paperback
- Physical Description: 296 pages ; 24 cm
- Edition: First edition.
- Publisher: New York : Harmony Books, 
|Bibliography, etc. Note:||
Includes bibliographical references (pages 265-289) and index.
|Formatted Contents Note:||
What is autism, really? -- Who are the masked autistics? -- The anatomy of the mask -- The cost of masking -- Rethinking autism -- Building an autistic life -- Cultivating autistic relationships -- Creating a neurodiverse world.
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|Subject:||Autistic people > Social conditions.
Autistic people > Social life and customs.
Autism > Social aspects.
Neurodiversity > Social aspects.
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- Library Journal Reviews : LJ Reviews 2022 March
The widespread understanding of autism is based on how it has presented historically in white, male, upper-class individuals. Social psychologist Price (Copyright 2022 Library Journal.
Laziness Does Not Exist) explains how this has caused countless numbers of people to live with masked autism, a "camouflaged version" of autism which occurs in order to blend into a society based on neurotypical, ableist values. Price blends research and lived experiences, including their own, to help autists, with or without a professional diagnosis, to better understand themselves, find their community, and gain confidence. Price reviews the history of autism and how individuals from marginalized backgrounds have been ignored, maligned, or misdiagnosed. Price demonstrates how maskingâthat is, suppressing autistic behaviors to appear neurotypicalâcan be psychologically and physically harmful, and offers gentle guidance on navigating home, work, and interpersonal situations with greater ease. Numerous exercises for self-reflection are provided as well as resources for further information and self-advocacy. VERDICTPrice's accessible and compassionate writing shines, and readers will feel encouraged to embrace a new understanding of themselves. Its potential to help masked autistic adults, especially those from systemically marginalized backgrounds, makes this book essential for most collections. âAnitra Gates