Games players and creators need a space to connect authentically with autism research to transform the industry. That’s why we created Autistica Play.

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

If you have ideas about how we could collaborate to raise vital awareness and funds for autism research, get in touch with Jake. You can check out our accounts on Tiltify and JustGiving Games.

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 focus on games
  • Ambassador progammes

Download our Top Ten Game Changers for office and events

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 askaboutgames.com, 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

For those who want to support us

1. Sign up & create your fundraising page on JustGiving or Tiltify

2. Set a time and date for your video games challenge

3. Promote your #AutisticaPlay event to let us and your community know what you are doing

4. Support Autistica while playing games!

Check out these guides: JustGiving Toolkit or Tiltify Toolkit


Helpful tips

  • Set up challenges and milestones to increase audience engagement and donations!
  • Don't forget to thank your community: Thank your supporters and donators before, during and after your fundraiser!
  • Did you know that ‘Just Chatting’ is the most popular genre on twitch right now! You don’t have to play games to fundraise through streaming!
  • Going for a marathon? remember to take breaks, hydrate and rest! Healthy fundraising – thank you for challenging yourself but make sure you take care of yourself first!

Some helpful links: (links to current research and media guide)

Reach out if you need support – contact Jake on jake.mackey@autistica.org.uk or @levelUpJake

Our Autistica Play aims are:

  • Improve support for autistic talent.
  • Increase understanding of autism.
  • Raise vital funds and awareness.

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