Let's keep EVERYONE

in the game.

The Playroom Experiment is a very special extension of Path of Play, and asks ALL of us a very simple question...

What can we do to lift up the lives of others through gaming?

The poem below was written by a 10-year old autistic boy.

It reveals his own personal struggle to fit in.

I AM

I am odd, I am new
I wonder if you are too
I hear voices in the air
I see you don’t, and that’s not fair
I want to not feel blue


I am odd, I am new
I pretend that you are too
I feel like a boy in outer space
I touch the stars and feel out of place
I worry what others might think
I cry when people laugh, it makes me shrink


I am odd, I am new
I understand now that so are you
I say I, “feel like a castaway”
I dream of a day that that’s okay
I try to fit in
I hope that someday I do


I am odd, I am new.

Benjamin Giroux

As a community, we have the capacity to help those who struggle to connect socially.  No matter what the barrier might be, we can never assume that every person in the room truly feels welcome and accepted.

 

We want this initiative to be about gaming first, and within that, a collective effort to ensure that we are doing our best to make all of forms gaming as inclusive as possible.

Please visit our Playroom Experiment project page for more information on the work we do.

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