List of Possible Ways that an Autistic Person “Passes”

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I’ve been told that I don’t look autistic.

These are the possible ways that I “pass”:

  • Memorize the rules of socializing.
  • Wear the right clothes. Even though clothing isn’t an autistic trait, it may still make the person “pass”.
  • Learn about other social cues.
  • Use the right facial expressions.
  • Suppress other autism symptoms such as fidgeting that looks abnormal.
  • Avoid wearing hearing protection. It’s possible to have effective ear plugs that are discreet. You can try ordering them online or get them custom fitted.
  • Avoid other accommodations.
  • Avoid discussing about sensory overload.
  • Not asking enough questions because it may seem excessive to do so.
  • Avoid disclosing about my autism and other challenges.

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