Masking and Code Switching

I will preface this by saying that I have absolutely zero understanding of what it’s like to experience racism, or to experience prejudice based on race, ethnicity, or language. I am a caucasian person living in Canada.

I do have experience with sexism and ableism, which are not the same but share some commonalities, and those common experiences are what I wish to explore.

In the neurodiverse community, we conceptualize masking as hiding the outward symptoms of our disabilities in order to fit in with the neurotypical majority of society.

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Jillian has Child and Youth Work diploma as well as a BA in Psychology. Jillian worked on the front lines of Social Services agencies from 2003 - 2012. Jillian has taken numerous continuing education courses and has attended various workshops focused on supporting neurodiverse children, in particular children with ADHD.

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