Support kids living with Autism this April
Join Variety - the Children's Charity for World Autism Awareness Month
Variety - the Children’s Charity helps kids facing challenges with sickness, disability, or disadvantage. One of the most common conditions Variety provides support for is Autism through the provision of transformative technology, software, and multisensory rooms and one of their biggest areas of demand, funding assistance dogs. These special dogs are trained to increase independence and confidence, reduce anxiety, and are game-changers for kids and families who receive them.
Variety is excited to team up with gamers and creators to raise awareness and funds to help as many kids as possible this April for Autism Awareness Month.
How You'll Make a Difference
When you are fundraising or making a donation, don't forget the incredible difference YOU are making to a child's life! Funds raised by content creators this April will support programs & equipment for kids living with Autism.
Items include iPad and Proloquo2go AAC communication device ($1,520), physical therapy equipment to assist regulation ($1,800) and more...
As communications devices and education with specialized software
Up to $2,000
Funding coding programs for kids living with Autism to learn how to build a game
Sensory equipment to help kids calm and focus in specialist schools
Up to $30,000
Reducing anxiety and providing independence and support
Up to $40,000
You can choose to set your fundraising target to one of the above amounts to raise funds for specific equipment or programs assisting kids with Autism like Seth & Teagan...
Sign-up and start streaming
You can stream on Streamlabs or Tiltify, make sure to choose our Autism Awareness Month event. We also have heaps of resources for you in our toolkit!
Choose a game to play
Why not choose a game accessible to people living with Autism. We have a bunch of suggestions for titles you can play below or feel free to choose your fave!
Go live between 1 - 30 April
Fundraise anytime during World Autism Awareness Month to raise funds and awareness for kids living with Autism.
The provided .ZIP features everything you might need to begin your successful Access-ABILITY stream! The toolkit includes:
- 3 Autism Awareness Month themed screens
- 8 Variety based overlays and an animated logo
- Twitch panels
- Multiple social media assets
- Event guides, and how-tos
- Talking points for your stream
- Variety video story to play on stream
Still looking for more? Let us know, we'll make sure to keep add whatever you need!
Did you know?
In a recent ABC report, Autism expert and researcher Dr. Kathryn Ringland said gaming could help kids living with Autism with social interaction and more! Kids "don’t have to worry about things that might be challenging in the physical world, such as body language, facial expressions, and eye contact,” she said. “Those things can be hard to interpret and even painful for Autistic people.” Having expertise in a certain game can also increase friendship-making both on and offline. AND gaming can help with motor skills and hand-eye coordination. For kid-friendly and educational games, it’s a WIN-WIN for all.
Why Support Autism Awareness Month?
Supporting Autism Awareness Month can help promote greater understanding and acceptance of autism spectrum disorder (ASD), which is a complex developmental condition that affects communication, social interaction, and behavior. By raising awareness of autism, we can help reduce stigma and discrimination, and create a more inclusive and supportive society for individuals with autism and their families.
Here are a few reasons why supporting Autism Awareness Month is important:
Increased awareness leads to greater understanding: Many people are still not familiar with autism or the challenges that individuals with autism face. By raising awareness and promoting understanding, we can help create a more supportive environment for individuals with autism, as well as their families and caregivers.
Early diagnosis and intervention: Early detection of autism is critical to ensuring that individuals receive the support and services they need. By increasing awareness of the signs and symptoms of autism, we can help ensure that more children are diagnosed and receive the appropriate interventions and support.
Support for individuals with autism and their families: Raising awareness of autism can help promote greater understanding and support for individuals with autism and their families. It can also help connect families with resources and support services that can help them navigate the challenges of living with autism.
Advocacy and policy change: By raising awareness of autism and the needs of individuals with autism, we can help advocate for policy changes and increased funding for research, services, and support for individuals with autism and their families.
Supporting Autism Awareness Month can help create a more inclusive and supportive society for individuals with autism and their families. By promoting greater awareness and understanding of autism, we can help reduce stigma, increase access to services and support, and create a brighter future for all.
Explore games accessible for people living with Autism
Why not explore one of these titles to stream?
- Apex Legends
- Animal Crossing
- Marvel games
- Immortal Fenyx Rising
Let's Get Streaming for the Kids!
By streaming for good, you'll be helping Variety - the Children's Charity to
support kids living with Autism.