Unmasked Beauty 面具背後的美麗

Discover what we as autistic people hide in order to appear normal. 了解自閉症人對世界隱藏的東西。

Magic 魔術

I have something exciting to tell you. I like to call it magic, because that’s what it feels like for me. I was given an opportunity to test a pair of glasses that are designed to help autistic people with sensory overloads and sensory processing. I first need to back up to when I first…

Autistic Masking 掩蓋自閉症

I figured since the name of this website has to do with “Autistic Masking”, we should probably talk about what that is, right? The short answer is that autistic masking is hiding or suppressing autistic symptoms or traits in order to be accepted by others, or to make life easier in some way. Hence, the…

What is Autism? 什麽是自閉症?

I have plenty of topics I want to cover, but there’s no point in that if we don’t know what autism is. Some of you may be familiar with how some doctors describe it. What I want to do is a little different. I will go over the current medial diagnostic criteria for ASD, but…

Welcome! 歡迎!

As you may have noticed, this site is bilingual: English and Mandarin Chinese. This is because I have many people in my life who I care about who speak this language. My first language is English and my Chinese isn’t as wonderful as I would like, but I do know that many Chinese speaking people don’t have as much access to information about Autism and ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorder). I also know there are Asian Americans, where the child speaks mostly, if not all, English and the parents’ English isn’t as proficient. My hope is that this site can serve as a bridge between those two worlds. Most of the information on this site will be contained on my blog.


Don’t think that there’s a different, better child ‘hiding’ behind the autism. This is your child. Love the child in front of you. Encourage his strengths, celebrate his quirks, and improve his weaknesses, the way you would with any child. 不要認為自閉症背後有另一個更好的孩子【躲藏】。這是你的孩子。愛在你前面的孩子。像對待其他孩子一樣,鼓勵他的長處,慶祝他的怪癖,並改善他的弱點。”

Claire Scovell LaZebnik