From Mad in Mexico: What is autistic camouflage? Autistic camouflage or masking is the process of masking, in which the autistic person in his or her work or social environment, incorporates a mask to develop. The mask he incorporates in his camouflage process allows him to resemble in his communication, speech and way of speaking to people who are not autistic, called from autistic culture as “alista” or “neuro-etypical” people. In this way, the autistic person camouflages himself to look like a person without autism. Usually no one realizes that the autistic person is camouflaged.