Autism friendly gaming with Belong by GAME
We’re proud to partner with Belong by GAME to support autism friendly adjustments in their gaming Arenas.
Do you know someone with autism who lives near Bristol, Cardiff, York, Manchester Trafford, Hull or Preston?
This is a brilliant opportunity for them to find a hobby in gaming, in an inclusive environment with welcoming and like-minded people.
What is a Belong Arena?
Belong Arenas are separate areas at some GAME stores where customers can play the latest video games on the latest equipment –including high-tech gaming PCs, PlayStations and Xbox’s.
Belong Arenas are already quiet, welcoming spaces where some people with autism go to meet new people and try new games.
We’re helping Belong take this forward by introducing a range of autism friendly adjustments and training staff in autism awareness.
The training was written in partnership with people who have autism, staff at the participating Belong Arenas and our in-house experts.
It covers a range of topics, including understanding autism, communicating with people who have autism, supporting customers before and during their visit and hosting events.
We will continue to support the participating Arenas and encourage them to do more to engage potential customers who have autism and their peers.
Autism and Gaming
Gaming can be a source of satisfaction for people with autism. This is because it has boundaries, rules, and its own logic and offers a chance to be creative and take control of situations. Attending these autism-friendly gaming arenas allows people with autism to experience a shared interest with other peers.
Video games by their nature require flexibility and encourage us to learn from mistakes and adapt to new challenges and demands. This is why it’s so important these autism-friendly spaces are accessible.
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