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Unmasking autism : discovering the new faces of neurodiversity  Cover Image Book Book

Unmasking autism : discovering the new faces of neurodiversity / Devon Price, PhD.

Price, Devon, (author.).


"A deep dive into the spectrum of Autistic experience and the phenomenon of masked Autism, giving individuals the tools to safely uncover their true selves while broadening society's narrow understanding of neurodiversity"-- Provided by publisher.

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  • 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, [2022]

Content descriptions

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.
Subject: Autistic people > Social conditions.
Autistic people > Social life and customs.
Autism > Social aspects.
Neurodiversity > Social aspects.
Masking (Psychology)
Behavior modification.

Available copies

  • 1 of 3 copies available at Kenton County.


  • 1 current hold with 3 total copies.
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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Covington Branch 616.85882 P945u 2022 (Text) 33126025953427 New Adult Nonfiction Checked out 06/28/2023
Erlanger Branch 616.85882 P945u 2022 (Text) 33126025953435 New Adult Nonfiction Checked out 06/07/2023
Wm. E. Durr Branch 616.85882 P945u 2022 (Text) 33126020448787 Adult Nonfiction Available -

  • 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 (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 masking—that is, suppressing autistic behaviors to appear neurotypical—can 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. VERDICT Price'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.—Anitra Gates

    Copyright 2022 Library Journal.

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