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Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) manifests uniquely across individuals, encompassing a wide range of characteristics and challenges. One aspect that often goes unnoticed, particularly in men with autism, is the concept of "masking". This adaptive strategy involves camouflaging one's autistic traits to blend into social environments. In this article, I will describe the complexities of masking in men with autism, uncovering its impacts, motivations, and potential coping strategies.
Living with Autism Spectrum Disorder
Dr. Kenneth Roberson

Understanding Masking in Men with Autism: What and Why It Is

The decision for men with autism to engage in masking behaviors is driven by a complex array of psychological, social, and environmental factors.

Each individual’s reasons for masking can vary greatly, but there are several common motivations that prompt men to adopt this coping mechanism.

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Understanding your neurodiverse partner is not just about appreciating their uniqueness but also about adapting communication styles, handling emotions, and building a foundation of trust.
Adult Autism Spectrum Disorder and Relationships
Dr. Kenneth Roberson

Understanding Your Neurodiverse Partner: Insights and Strategies for Harmonious Relationships

Understanding your neurodiverse partner is not just about appreciating their uniqueness but also about adapting communication styles, handling emotions, and building a foundation of trust.

This guide will explore these aspects to empower you in creating a more harmonious and understanding relationship with your neurodiverse partner.

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The diagnostic process involves gathering information from multiple sources, including interviews with the individual, observations in different settings, and input from family members or caregivers. Standardized assessments and questionnaires may also be used to assess social communication skills, behavioral patterns, and sensory experiences.
Assessment of Adult Autism Spectrum Disorder
Dr. Kenneth Roberson

Assessing Autism in Adults: Understanding the Diagnostic Process

The diagnostic process for adult autism involves gathering information from multiple sources, including interviews with the individual, observations in different settings, and input from family members or caregivers.

Standardized assessments and questionnaires may also be used to assess social communication skills, behavioral patterns, and sensory experiences.

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Enhancing emotional communication in neurodiverse relationships involves integrating understanding, empathy, and practical strategies.
Adult Autism Spectrum Disorder and Relationships
Dr. Kenneth Roberson

Enhancing Emotional Communication in Neurodiverse Relationships

In all relationships, emotional communication plays a pivotal role.
For neurodiverse couples, who navigate unique challenges in understanding and expressing emotions, enhancing emotional communication becomes even more crucial.

In this article, I will describe effective strategies and insights tailored to neurodiverse couples, empowering them to cultivate deeper connections and foster emotional intimacy.

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This article describes effective strategies for providing emotional support in neurodiverse relationships.
Adult Autism Spectrum Disorder
Dr. Kenneth Roberson

A Guide to Providing Emotional Support in Neurodiverse Relationships

Understanding and supporting your partner’s unique needs is vital, especially when one or both of you are on the autism spectrum.

This guide delves into effective strategies for providing emotional support in neurodiverse relationships, ways to support a neurodiverse partner, and building trust with a neurodiverse partner.

My goal is to empower you with knowledge and confidence, enhancing your relationship’s quality and depth.

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Dr. Kenneth Roberson

Dr. Kenneth Roberson is an Adult Autism Psychologist in San Francisco with over 30 years of experience. Click below to ask a question or schedule an appointment.

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