Autistica Play is how we connect with the video games industry and players. Through annual events, partnerships, and in-game activities we aim to raise vital funds and awareness for autism research.
Together we can create a more inclusive games industry and make more of a difference for all autistic people.
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
What are we doing?
We are working to raise money and drive progress for autistic people by:
- Partnering with the games industry to make it more inclusive.
- Helping the games industry and players to understand autism.
- Raising vital funds for research that matters to autistic people.
How can I get involved?
Work in the games industry? If you work in the games industry and want to learn more about how we could work together, get in touch with Jake.
Want to become a partner? Get in touch.
Play our DARE game and understand more about the barriers autistic people face and how we are working to remove them.
Want to fundraise through games? You can set up your own fundraising stream or event anytime on JustGiving or Tiltify! Or, you can join one of our annual fundraising events. Our next fundraising event is for International Friendship Day!
Past fundraising events:
Autistica Play Jam
Why Autistica Play?
We know that many autistic people play games to have fun, relax, connect with others and build skills.
We also know that many are attracted to careers in the games industry. Research suggests that the rates of autistic adults working in games is in fact between three and four times the rate in other employment sectors. (2020 UKIE Games Industry Census). Yet we know many autistic people struggle to find and stay in jobs.
We setup Autistica Play to make progress for autistic people by working with game players and the games industry. We can't wait to work with you!
Designed for autistic diversity
Read about some of the games our Autistica Play ambassadors enjoy and why some games work better than others for autistic people like them. TamingGaming (external site)