What is Autism Goggles?
Autism Goggles is dedicated to crafting impactful articles, workshops, and keynote speeches that help bring the experience of the poorly labelled 'high-functioning' autistic into sharp focus.
On the premise that high functioning does not mean low needs, we help non-autistics gain a clearer view of what it can means to be a verbal autistic person of average intelligence or higher.
We share our lived experience as educated autistic people, but we do not represent the experience of all autistic people. How could we? Autism is simply a way of being human--a unique way of learning, experiencing the sensory world and relating to others, so we, like you, are all different.
The sad reality is that society's obsession with making autistic children non-autistic is causing harm, evidenced by sky-high rates of school failure, mental health issues, and social isolation. What we really want to do by speaking up and speaking out is to stop the harm that lack of autism understanding is causing.
It's time to shift the focus toward providing autistic people with supports, accommodations, and considerations that work for them. We write about that a lot in helping parents, educators and supportive others to view any challenges from the perspective of the autistic person.