Offering a playful and engaging way to encourage young people, especially those on the autism spectrum, to think about themselves and their wider environment, this cooperative board game is perfect for working with groups of children and young adults with autism of all ages (10 and up).
Each player works to create their own cartoon figure, emphasising how everyone is unique, and the figure includes elements that shows both how they look from the outside, and their inner characteristics. Games typically last around an hour, and discussion points are provided afterwards, to open conversation about their character, and about the nature of autism.
Peter Vermeulen trained as a counsellor and educationalist and has worked for more than 25 years with children and adults on the autism spectrum. At present, he is Autism Consultant and Lecturer at Autisme Centraal in Belgium, where he edits the bi-monthly magazine Autisme. He is active as a trainer all over Europe, the USA, Canada and South-Africa. He has written many articles and books and is the author of Autistic Thinking.
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