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Aaron Doubet | MA, MS, CCC-SLP



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Today, professionals are creating goals that are teaching and reinforcing autistic students to mask, but long-term masking causes mental-health issues and suicide in autistic clients.


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Presentation Type

Poster Presentation


College of Education and Allied Health


Communication Disorders and Deaf Education


Communication Sciences and Disorders | Disability and Equity in Education | Early Childhood Education | Educational Assessment, Evaluation, and Research | Gender Equity in Education | Speech and Hearing Science | Speech Pathology and Audiology

Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)

Degree Program

Speech-Language Pathology

Publication Date

Spring 2021


Fontbonne University Archives


St. Louis, MO


autism, ASD, girls, women, masking, underdiagnoses, neurodiversity, goal writing and autism

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Developing a Better Understanding of Autism Spectrum Condition (ASC) in Girls & Women



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