Why My Daughter's Ability to Mask her Autism Brings me Zero Comfort

Why My Daughter’s Ability to Mask her Autism Brings me Zero Comfort

Another post I’ve been wanting to write for too long, but have only managed to do so in my head until now. Another post I’m hesitant over pressing publish on. I’m not entirely sure why, when I so desperately need to get these words out. I’d like to talk today about my eldest daughter Polly’s autism masking skills. I went back to work when Polly was eleven months old. She was at day care two days a week, and did a full year at pre-school. She then did two years in mainstream school before we made the decision to home educate …