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Green Board Games supports AKO Autistic Charity

Published on: 2nd March 2018

This year it will be sponsoring three events: Autism Expo, Autism’s Got Talent, and Autism Hero Awards.

Karen and Anna Kennedy

GBG will be keenly supporting the Anna Kennedy Online (AKO) Charity with its sponsorship of the AKO Autism Awareness Expo and will be taking part on 10th March at Uxbridge University.

The event is designed to provide a forum whereby those needing more information can consult with experts, find out more about autism, its related conditions, and even seek educational and legal advice.

Having further extended its support for AKO this year, GBG is also sponsoring the National, and promising to be International, Autism’s Got Talent on 12th May, in addition to the Autism Hero Awards on 13th October.

GBG games including BrainBox Jigsaws, the Story Cards range and Shaperise, Qwirkle, Q-Bitz, Corner’d as well as the Sensory Genius fidget toys from Mindware, a brand distributed by GBG in the UK, are all well suited to children who have an autistic spectrum disorder.

For children with autism it is usually a matter of finding games that will occupy their attention, facilitating the development of their social and cognitive skills. In her book, The Autistic Spectrum: A Guide for Parents and Professionals, Lorna Wig commented: “Children with autistic spectrum disorders tend to prefer toys that involve visuo-spatial skills such as shape and colour matching, jigsaw puzzles or constructional materials.”

Anna Kennedy, founder of the AKO autism charity, has commented of GBG’s continued sponsorship: “Thank you to Green Board Games for supporting UK Autism Charity AnnaKennedyonline. With the help of your sponsorship we are forging ahead to raise further awareness and create more opportunities for individuals on the autism spectrum.”

If you would like to make a donation to the AKO charity, or if you’re interested in attending any of the events mentioned above, head to annakennedyonline.com.

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