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Autistic Friendly Game Night Enjoyed By All

posted Aug 28, 2016, 5:11 PM by Jessica Benham

A group of Autistic adults gathered in Panera's community room this weekend for a night of games and yummy food in a quiet, sensory friendly space.  "The night was a great way to relax before jumping into a new semester teaching tomorrow, even though I didn't win a single game" quipped Jess Benham. A small debate ensued over whether the puzzle which several people were working on featured baby ducks or baby chickens (it was eventually determined to be ducklings). Even the torrential downpour which caught attendees as they left the event couldn't dampen the mood! 

Join us next month for our social event featuring a showing of the documentary Citizen Autistic, followed by a discussion, on September 25th from 4 PM to 7 PM in William Pitt Union Room 540 (Corner of 5th and Bigelow, Pittsburgh, PA 15260). We hope to see you all there! 

Photo description: One photo shows cards from the game Iota being played. It is a puzzle game which requires matching of shapes, colors, and numbers. The other photo shows cards from the game Monopoly Deal being played, there are property cards, money cards, and action cards on the table, as well as an empty plastic Panera glass.