Game Helps Autistic Adults Communicate And Make Friends
Me, Myself, and You is a board game that is designed specifically for people with autism looking to interact with others
For those on the autism spectrum, social interactions can be difficult to navigate and to be invited to. Me, Myself, and You is a new board game that helps autistic individuals not only share their passions but also learn about others and make friends in the process.
Developed by Stanford University graduates Devika Patel, Claire Jacobson, and Nina Ligon, the game is designed to help autistic people interact, giving the players clear guidelines for how to act and move through a set series of time. The game is simple: the player has to Solo, Partner, Team, and Challenge cards, all of which encourage interaction and the sharing of interests. They developed the game as part of their senior capstone project, visiting community centers all around the area to watch how people interacted during game night. As the project began to develop, they worked with autistic makerspace Autistry Studios to refine the games rules, colors, and prompts.