Me, Myself, and You
A Board Game Designed To Help Autistic Adults Make Friends
While there are many resources for children with autism, there are few aimed at helping an older demographic make friends and find their way in a social world. That's where Me, Myself, and You (MMY for short) comes in. It's a conversation- and activity-based board game designed specifically for adults with autism. By providing an easily understood structure for socializing, the game enables individuals on the spectrum to share their passions and preferences and learn about others at the same time, helping them make connections in their peer group. Based on conversations with members of the Autistic Self Advocacy Network, a local organization of individuals on the spectrum that fights for rights and visibility, the designers realized that board games—and games in general—were a way for the group's members to come together and hang out because they provide a structure.