Autcraft Is a Safe Minecraft Server For Those on the Spectrum
With over 8,200 members, Autcraft lets children and adults on the autism spectrum play Minecraft in a judgment- and troll-free space.
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Autcraft Is a Safe Minecraft Server for Those on the Spectrum
In 2013, Stuart Duncan, a dad with autism, founded Autcraft.
Autcraft lets children and adults on the autism spectrum play Minecraft in a judgment- and troll-free space.
Today, Autcraft has more than 8,200 members.
Duncan noticed parents of children on the spectrum were looking for safe spaces where their children could play the game.
“Their children were being bullied on public servers because they behaved a little differently and were easily angered.” -Duncan, username AutismFather.
Users must submit an application to join and are required to follow a set of community rules.
“I feel very successful in what i’ve accomplished because i’ve seen children go from being shy and quiet to making friends…”
“And then off to making friends in the real world and finally to getting their first job.”
“The players are the community. It’s not just me or any other single person.”
“It’s everyone, and we’ve all grown to support and encourage and even celebrate each other.”
Duncan says he’d never leave the community behind and hopes to add more game types and servers.
“What I’d hope is simply to inspire other people to do as much as I have or more.”