Show Notes

Discover what’s possible when you’re true to yourself. 

This week’s episode is a recording of one of our Global Autism Community exclusive events. 

The topic of this round table discussion was Masking and Authenticity. Participating in this event were autism self-advocates Thomas Iland, Michael Gilberg, Terra Vance, Kate Jones, Jeff Snyder, and David Sharif, as well as community members Colleen Dorsey, Danielle Terrell, and Kia Burton. 

In today’s conversation, we discuss:

  • What masking means to different people and its potential dangers

  • Situations in which people might feel the need to mask

  • Autistic values

  • Being authentic 

To learn more about the participants in this discussion, please visit: 

Thomas Iland - 

Michael Gilberg - 

Terra Vance - 

Kate Jones - 

Jeff Snyder - Going the Distance Blog 

David Sharif - IG @david_thetraveler 

Round-table discussions like the one you’ll hear today are open exclusively for members of our online Global Autism Community. We select a different theme each month, and our moderators monitor posts daily to ensure that our online space remains safe and respectful. If you’d like to attend and participate in any of our future events, you can sign up today at


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