NASET News Alert

Compensatory Strategies to Disguise Autism Spectrum Disorder May Delay Diagnosis

August 02, 2019

Compensatory Strategies to Disguise Autism Spectrum Disorder May Delay Diagnosis

First scientific study of compensatory strategies-techniques to camouflage autism-finds that they have positive and negative outcomes, increasing social integration, but possibly also resulting in poor mental health for autistic people, and could be a barrier to diagnosis. For the first time, compensatory strategies used by people with autism have been investigated and collated in a qualitative study using an online survey of 136 adults, published in The Lancet Psychiatry journal. Read More