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About Autism Spectrum Disorder

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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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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Fostering inclusivity is one of the common challenges of neurodiversity.
About Autism Spectrum Disorder
Dr. Kenneth Roberson

What Are the Common Challenges of Neurodiversity?

Neurodiversity is a paradigm that views neurological variations as a natural and valuable aspect of human diversity.

For adults with autism, who are integral to the neurodiverse spectrum, the world presents unique challenges that arise from living in a society primarily designed for neurotypical individuals—those whose neurological development and functioning are within societal norms.

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Effective communication techniques can significantly improve emotional regulation in autism-neurotypical relationships.
Adult Autism Spectrum Disorder and Relationships
Dr. Kenneth Roberson

Effective Communication Techniques for Emotional Regulation in Autism-Neurotypical Relationships

Navigating a relationship where one partner is on the autism spectrum and the other is neurotypical can be both challenging and enriching.

Neurodiverse couples often face unique communication hurdles, but with the right strategies, they can foster a deep, understanding, and resilient bond.

In this article, we’ll delve into effective communication techniques that can significantly enhance emotional regulation within autism-neurotypical relationships, aiming to not only inform you but also boost your confidence in your relationship’s potential.

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How to set effective boundaries as an autistic adult
Adult Autism Spectrum Disorder and Relationships
Dr. Kenneth Roberson

How to Set Effective Boundaries as an Autistic Adult: Empowering Yourself and Nurturing Your Relationships

Navigating the world as an adult with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) presents a unique set of challenges and opportunities. Among these challenges is the often-overlooked aspect of setting boundaries, especially within personal relationships.

Boundaries are essential for all individuals, allowing us to define our sense of self, maintain our comfort, and foster healthy interactions. For autistic adults, who may experience the world with heightened sensitivity or face difficulties in social communication, setting effective boundaries becomes even more critical.

This guide aims to empower you, offering strategies and insights on how to set effective boundaries as an autistic adult, particularly with family members, and enhancing your understanding of boundaries in autism relationships.

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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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