NeuroGuides is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization providing life coaching for autistic and other neurodivergent adults worldwide. We work closely with autistic individuals to help them better understand social situations, find jobs matching their individual strengths and skills, and obtain appropriate accommodations. Also we’re active in work place advocacy roles for those we serve, speaking at conferences and to groups about neurodiversity and true inclusivity.
With autism, the focus is often on the disability, but we aim to shift the focus to advantages neurodiversity has to offer. Autistic individuals, for example, often have incredible focus, attention to detail, and accuracy—these traits can help them in school or in the workplace.
We see the value of neurodiversity and want to change the way society sees autism and autistic persons. If society better understands the obstacles autistic individuals face in finding and maintaining employment, success in school, making friends, then together we can create a stronger culture where neurodiversity is celebrated.
Our Board of Directors differs from many of the other non-profit organizations that help people who are autistic because the majority of our board members are autistic people. Quite simply, we believe the people who understand autism best are autistic persons themselves.