Have you got IT or gaming skills? If you'd like to help kids with Asperger's and Autism, sign up for The Lab, a not for profit project.
The Lab is a not for profit enterprise whose first site was created in Hornsby by VU researcher Dr Stefan Schutt and Dale Lingar. Dr Schutt is a research program leader at the VU's Centre for Cultural Diversity and Wellbeing. The Lab Network aims to assist kids with Asperger's and high-functioning Autism improve their social skills and reduce their isolation in the community.
The Lab runs a mentoring program with staff offering technical IT skills - or even just some time to enjoy gaming together.
The Lab network is now expanding, and there are sites all over Australia calling for mentors. You can be a mentor if you have skills in graphic design, video creation or even Steam and Minecraft.