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Autism, discrimination and masking: Disrupting a recipe for trauma

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posted on 2024-05-19, 21:39 authored by Michelle ClearyMichelle Cleary, Sancia WestSancia West, Rachel Kornhaber, Catherine HungerfordCatherine Hungerford
Outcomes of discrimination for autistic people include masking, social isolation and exclusion, trauma, and mental health problems. This discursive paper discusses the discrimination experienced by autistic people in health, education, employment, and media settings; and considers how to reduce the impact of discrimination. Addressing the impact of discrimination requires an improved understanding of the lived experience of the autistic person, the embedding of inclusive practices in communities, developing the person’s life skills and supports, and enabling the person to work through their psychological trauma. Further research can aid in minimizing and preventing discrimination against people with autism.

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Volume

44

Issue

9

Start Page

799

End Page

808

Number of Pages

10

eISSN

1096-4673

ISSN

0161-2840

Publisher

Informa UK Limited

Publisher License

CC BY

Additional Rights

CC BY 4.0 DEED

Language

en

Peer Reviewed

  • Yes

Open Access

  • Yes

Era Eligible

  • Yes

Medium

Print-Electronic

Journal

Issues in Mental Health Nursing

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