Pragmatic Play has donated €18,000 to Autism Voice in Romania and the Autism Parents Association in Malta.
Autism Voice was set up in 2008 to assist families with autistic children in its two therapy sites. It is set to open a research centre, the Autism Voice Institute, which will cover an area of over 1,000 square meters in Bucharest and will include spaces for research and development of therapy programs, as well as private spaces for counselling, therapy sessions, and training. Pragmatic Play’s donation will assist with the funding for this new setting, which is set to open later this year.
In its Malta hub, the supplier has assisted the Autism Parents Association, contributing gaming consoles, board games and other interactive products aimed at the charity’s youth project, Social Integration Programme for Teens (SIPT). The charity holds fortnightly sessions which concentrate primarily on behaviour, social interaction, lifestyle and other fun activities. Through this initiative, numerous benefits have been nurtured, including improving mental health, increased interaction among peers, empowerment with cognitive tasks, and improved social skills.
Julian Jarvis, CEO at Pragmatic Play, said: “Our CSR programme is extremely important to us, as we look to assist those in the communities that we’ve become part of. As April was World Autism Awareness Month, it gave us a perfect chance to work with charities close to our hearts and make a tangible difference.
“It has been a great experience working with both the Autism Parents Association and Autism Voice, and we look forward to being able to support them going forward.”