Weʼve raised £120 to help fund gaming computers for our Minecraft Club that is especially for autistic young people.The club helps their social skills enormously
- Funded on Wednesday, 30th November 2016
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Action for Asperger's is a unique charity; there is no other like it in the world! It is unique because it offers autism-specialist counselling to lives that have become adversely affected by the experience of autism/Asperger syndrome from age 3 years and upwards. We are UK-wide. A large percentage of our clientele is children, teens specifically. Many of these beautiful young people enjoy playing the game of Minecraft. Consequently, just over two years ago, it made sense for our charity to set up a Minecraft club, not only for the benefit of those who were in therapy, but also for those autistic children who were not in any kind of therapy. Seeing children who are in therapy enjoy this club, is, in itself, a useful adjunct to therapy, for we can see a lot of 'acting out' done not only face-to-face, but specifically in the game itself. As a charity, we do not receive any money from the Government or Lottery and rely wholly on donations from clients for the counselling services they receive. Consequently, the computers we have purchased are low grade i.e. cheap, while some have been donated and can only extend to Minecraft 1.5 (much to the children's disdain). We are looking for some good quality gaming computers and laptops for the children to use. Only yesterday, a boy 'lost it' when there was a computer issue and proceeded to have a meltdown. The particular technical issue that occurred, happened because the computer was old and technically 'past it'. We would also like to have the funds to buy a better broadband, but for now, a few capable gaming computers would help! Autistic children suffer inherent communication and interaction issues. The club helps these individuals who tend to suffer the most appalling bullying issues from others due to misunderstandings that surround autism. We care because we see the benefits to autists: their isolation decreases and they become more socially competent as the safe environment of the club supports them.
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Nov 9, 2016
A little something from Emily who loves her time at Minecraft Club - wish it could be more!!!
Nov 5, 2016
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Oct 31, 2016
From Fraser - because playing Minecraft is awesome :-)
Michelle & Ellis Deacon
Oct 31, 2016
Good Luck and we will support AFA in any way we can - We fully understand why you need these new PC's
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