Minecraft and Autism – Putting the two together in video

My children love Minecraft. It’s a “sandbox” kind of game, meaning that what you do in it is entirely up to you. You can build, adventure, fight… what ever! As I always do, to better relate and help my boys, I started playing it myself. I do this with all games that they play. I feel it’s important.

Lately, I started recording myself playing Minecraft as I was requested to show what I was working on and to create tutorials on how to make some things.

So I decided that I am going to make an effort to combine Minecraft with what I do in the autism community and that is… share.

In this video, I head out from my base and just start walking. All the while, I talk about who I am, what I do and most importantly, why.

About Stuart Duncan

My name is Stuart Duncan, creator of http://www.stuartduncan.name. My oldest son (Cameron) has Autism while my younger son (Tyler) does not. I am a work from home web developer with a background in radio. I do my very best to stay educated and do what ever is necessary to ensure my children have the tools they need to thrive. I share my stories and experiences in an effort to further grow and strengthen the online Autism community and to promote Autism Understanding and Acceptance.

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One Response to Minecraft and Autism – Putting the two together in video

  1. Katie Mia May 24, 2013 at 4:18 am #

    Off topic Stuart, but just wanted you to know I have added your blog as a Unique Perspective from a Parent on the Spectrum, in the list of Safe Sites for People on the Spectrum and People Who Love them.

    at this link: http://katiemiaaghogday.blogspot.com/

    Hard to find fathers on the spectrum writing blogs, but your perspectives here seem tolerant of other perspectives across the Autism Community, which is the main “criteria” I have been looking for, as a bridge of sorts, from another person on the spectrum.

    Seeing that you have Autism Speaks and ASAN in your resource section, that is encouraging as a bridge in my opinion on first notice. I can’t get anyone to even talk to me if I mention something good about Autism Speaks in some avenues of online communication.

    Maybe I am too logical but I just don’t see the problems some other people are seeing.

    I’ll have to check out Dude, I’m an Aspie, as I only have one male Autistic Blogger on my site. I’m assuming that title means it’s likely a Dude, but I guess I could be wrong about that and will find out soon. 🙂 I’m looking for obscure names as many people already know who Plank, Robison, and Grandin are, who I highly support and agree with as people on the spectrum.

    Trying to avoid Facebook sources if possible, as it is not a comfortable avenue of communication for many people on the spectrum. Thautcast is providing more of a positive viewpoint there lately so I have included that site for Artful Acceptance on Facebook.

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