‘Fine’

This. Every single word. This.

Paula Sanchez

Masking and why it’s so hard to ask for help


[picture shows text on a cream background which reads ‘How are you?’ with ‘Not fine’ crossed out, followed by ‘Fine’]

Struggling to ask for help, being unable to express our needs for support and adjustments, and even accepting help and support when offered, can be extremely difficult and often debilitating for many autistic people. Recognising a need and then finding a way to express it to another person requires a complex set of cognitive, emotional and communication skills.

I’ve been aware of this in relation to my son for many years. It’s only more recently I’ve been able to recognise it within my own life. It is crucial that the people we deal with – our children’s teachers, carers, doctors and therapists; our own employers, teachers, colleagues, friends and family – understand that we might need support, even when we…

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