AutisticaPlay is the games arm of Autistica. We work with the players and creators of games. Together, we can achieve change that matters to autistic people and their families, and become a more inclusive world.

Gaming helped my social skills a lot... otherwise I would not have spoken to anyone. It helped me connect to the real world.

Rebecca, autistic person who plays games

For the players

Have an idea on how we could collaborate to bring vital awareness and funds to Autistica for autism research? 

Get in touch and let’s work together to make it happen! Need support or have a question?

Contact Jake, our Games Partnership Manager, using the button below.

Want to hold a charity stream or event? We have two easy ways you can support us through whatever you choose to do: 

Our Tiltify account

Our JustGiving account

Our JustGiving Gaming page

Do you already have an event in mind? Tell us about it and how we can support you!

Contact Jake

For the games industry

We know that many of your staff may be autistic. What if your next charity partner could help them feel more understood at work, drive employee engagement and be a catalyst for change

How to work with us

  • Charity of The Year schemes 
  • Your chosen charity
  • Cause related marketing
  • Autism employment programme (DARE)
  • Sponsorship opportunities 
  • Autism awareness talks
  • Challenge events
  • Bespoke activities and campaigns with a positive focus on games

Want to make a social impact and create real change? Let's talk!

Contact Jake

For the support network

Games can mean more to those who play them than just a recreational hobby. Not everyone knows how valuable games can be as a medium for education, socialising, connectivity, experiences that would otherwise be inaccessible.

As the support network for the players, it's important to manage a healthy games experience while also acknowledging the benefits of games and what they mean to the players.

These below links take you to, a great resource for anyone who doesn't play games themselves but wants to learn more.

Ask about games homepage

Hear from other families how games connect them

Benefits of games

Have a question about games? Contact Jake today!

Contact Jake

At Autistica, we’re building happier, healthier lives for all autistic people. We do this by working with the autistic community to do research that matters to them.

Our AutisticaPlay aims are:

  • Increase understanding of autism. 
  • Improve inclusivity to attract and retain autistic talent in the industry.
  • Raise vital funds and awareness for autism research.
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Jake Mackey

Jake is Autistica's new Games Partnerships Manager, joining us from the video games industry with a personal and professional passion for all things games related. His mission at Autistica is to help the games industry become more inclusive to neurodivergent people and to change the narrative around autism and games. Tweet him at @LevelUpJake.