Masking impacts all autistic people to some degree, but those who tend to be able to Mask better, appear to be those who can hold down employment, at least for a period of time anyway.
Throughout #TakeTheMaskOff I’ve become intrigued with certain aspects of Masking, but one issue is something that cuts me directly to my core:
Autism and the workplace has a curious relationship. You will see many percentages and figures banded around that show that Autistic people have mass unemployment such as the National Autistic Society’s statement
that only 16% of Autistic people are in full-time employment and only 32% of Autistic people are in employment at all.
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Source: #TakeTheMaskOff: Autism at work – The Autistic Advocate