Reaching young people with autism through gaming

Sunday, August 13, 2023
by Toni Pankaluic

Do you think gaming is a time-waster? When we think of the autism spectrum, many now think of Sheldon from 'The Big Bang Theory' with his rituals and routines, however is that a true autistic representation or is his character even on the spectrum? How can people with autism make the best of their skills such as concentration?

4ZZZ's Eliot Rifkin spoke with Alan Morgans the National Coordinator of The Lab Network about reaching young people with autism through social gaming clubs.

For a deep dive...

Visit The Lab website for details about The Lab program, where in-person sessions are held and how to access The Lab Online..  If you'd like to join a Lab session - visit here. Here's links for starting a local Lab in your community and introduction to mentoring at The Lab.  ...and finally, details on The lab Online program.

Toni Pankaluic

Toni Pankaluic is a Journalist and contributor to Brisbane Line