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Colorado Department of Education Professional Development

Masking and Mental Health (2020-21 Tri-State Webinar Series)

Audience: Educators, Other District/School Staff | Topic: Autism, Special Education | Hosted by: Office of Special Education

On-Demand format. Masking and Mental Health (2020-21 Tri-State Webinar Series)
On-Demand format

Webinar Description

Presented by: Jacquelyn Fede, Ph.D.
Originally Aired: January 27, 2021

Autistic Self‐Advocate, and developmental psychologist, Dr. Jacquelyn Fede will provide a brief overview of what masking is, what it can look like, why it is done and its implications for the mental health of autistic people. Tips for minimizing masking will be provided.

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Learner Objectives

After attending this webinar participants will:

  1. Be able to explain what masking is
  2. Be able to identify what masking can look like
  3. Understand why autistic people may mask
  4. Understand the ways masking influences autistic people

About the Presenter

Jacquelyn Fede, PhD, is a super fun, Autistic Self‐Advocate, developmental psychologist and program evaluator. Her research interests include immigration policy, autism, and community engagement. She uses her experience to help educate others about autism through lecturing, blogging and consulting on evaluation projects. A full scholarship Division 1 athlete in college, Dr. Fede continues to meet her sensory needs by seeking extreme physical activity. She also enjoys the use of creativity and art for expression.

Contact Information

CDE Autism Team


After watching this recorded webinar a certificate for 1 hour is available. Complete a brief survey and short knowledge check. A certificate will be generated if a passing score of 80% is achieved. 

Evaluation Survey & Knowledge Check

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