Course curriculum

    1. Applied Behavior Analysis and Cultural Awareness: Understanding & Navigating the ABA & Culture Intersection

    2. Unmasking the Autism Mask (Slides)

    3. CEU Quiz

    4. Feedback Survey

    5. Thank you for attending our webinar!

About this course

  • $5.00
  • 1 Ethics BACB CEU

Learning Objectives

Unmasking the Autism Mask

  • This talk provides participants with a firsthand account of "Autistic Masking" from an autistic Behavior Analyst

  • Explore the gender bias in diagnostic criteria and societal constructs surrounding gender norms in relation to "masking behaviors" among autistic individuals.

  • The presentation highlights the complex relationship to "Autistic Masking" and covers topics such as social validity, diversity, equity, inclusion, scope of practice, ethics, and the effects of masking as a survival skill on mental health, abuse, employment, and relationships.


Ashton Benedickt, BCBA

Board Certified Behavior Analyst

Ashton Benedickt, M.S., BCBA is the Executive Advisor of Clinical Operations, at Center for Applied Behavior Analysis (CABA), as well as adjunct professor, and researcher with a Master of Science in Psychology. Her primary areas of training are Functional Analysis, severe or high-risk behaviors, ACT (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy), and Experimental Design. In addition to serving the autistic population. Ashton also carries a diagnosis of Autism, PTSD, and OCD. Ashton has worked as a supervisor in the field for over 10 years across multiple states, ages, and populations. Ashton has expert training in functional analysis from Dr. Rachel Taylor and Dr. Michele Wallace and has conducted hundreds of training courses with other behavior analysts on FAs, ACT, and moving clinicians and educators towards Neurodiversity Affirming practices.