Making in Minecraft: A Means of Self-Expression for Youth with Autism

@inproceedings{Ringland2017MakingIM,
  title={Making in Minecraft: A Means of Self-Expression for Youth with Autism},
  author={Kathryn E. Ringland and Louanne E. Boyd and Heather A. Faucett and Amanda L. L. Cullen and Gillian R. Hayes},
  booktitle={IDC},
  year={2017}
}
Maker culture values fabrication and production in both the digital and physical realms as well as the sharing of resources. As such, maker culture provides an opportunity to be democratic and inclusive. Likewise, spaces that stem from maker culture, such as makerspaces, provide the same opportunity for inclusion, even for those with disabilities. Autcraft is a community that supports children with autism and is centered on a Minecraft virtual world that embodies maker culture. The Autcraft… CONTINUE READING

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