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Through Our Ours Panel: Creating Safe Spaces for Autistics to Unmask
August 21 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Welcome to “Through Our Eyes” – a thought-provoking monthly panel series that brings together accomplished autistic professionals across diverse human services fields. Join us on August 21st from 7pm to 9pm EST for our upcoming panel titled “Through Our Ours Panel: Creating Safe Spaces for Autistics to Unmask.”
In this insightful session, we delve into the concept of “autistic masking” – a phenomenon where individuals camouflage their true selves to fit societal norms. Our panelists will explore why masking varies among individuals and shed light on how prevailing systems, norms, and interventions can inadvertently contribute to increased masking.
By attending, you’ll gain the ability to:
- Identify Autistic Masking: Understand the intricacies of autistic masking and its differing degrees among individuals.
- Uncover Masking Causes: Delve into how existing systems and interventions inadvertently foster masking behaviors, and why this occurs.
- Impact on Self-Identity: Evaluate the profound impact of masking on an autistic individual’s sense of self and identity.
Furthermore, our experts will lead a discussion on why unmasking can sometimes feel unsafe, unveiling a deeper understanding of the challenges faced by autistic individuals in expressing their authentic selves.
Continuing Education Credits (CEUs): This event offers 2 Ethics CEUs for both BCBAs (Board Certified Behavior Analysts) and IBAs (International Behavior Analysts). And non-CEU access is offered as well.
Register before August 14th to get $5 off of registration.
CEU Registration After August 14th is $30
Non-CEU Registration After August 14th is $20
Join us on August 21st as we embark on an illuminating journey to foster understanding, empathy, and ultimately create safe spaces that encourage autistic individuals to flourish without the need to mask. Your participation directly supports the voices that matter most – the autistic professionals themselves. Reserve your spot today and be part of the change.