Does that therapist know about autism? So basically they want to teach you to mask - just saw your second post above, ok, that sounds like they don't have any idea about autism - there are much better therapists out there, is there anyway you can change them? I'm worried they will do more damage than good for you...I think people assume they can just change my perspective or desensitize me so I can become normal. This same therapist actually said I need exposure therapy to get over some of my autism symptoms. The truth is that I just want friends, and a job. I don’t care that I am different.