Blog:Married: With Aspergers- #Autism Eclipse – The Dark Side of Passing

A Facebook post earlier got me thinking about the effort we expend in passing as non-autistic. The lengths we go to to conform. And what that costs us.

What is “Passing”?

Passing is a term deriving from the phrase to pass for, as in being accepted as something you’re not. In this case it’s when an autistic person isn’t seen as autistic, when the typical, instinctive behaviours are successfully masked.

It’s acting, mimicking the behaviours

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