Gary you madlad get some sleep! On a more serious note, happy to see such a cool event for such a good cause! Will definitely be tuning in
Actually mental that an event like this is possible. Such a good cause. I’m looking forward to it.
Love it Gary, this is what synergy looks like
This is a great idea. Autism in rare cases be a blessing but more often than not it can be incredibly difficult to control. My ex has minor autism but it means she finds it incredibly difficult to hold down a job for long - she treats everyone as if they’re her best friend and this leads to her often being manipulated or forming strong emotional attachments to people who otherwise have nothing to do with her, and in turn this usually leads to her being asked to work ridiculous hours (16+/day, often with unpaid overtime), which she will not refuse or contest, or she’ll get very upset when somebody she works with says something negative about her (even the most meaningless of statements like “your hair looks a bit messy today” can send her into an uncontrollable burst of tears).
Raising awareness is fantastic as I can only hope more people knowing the signs will lead to more people understanding when people are struggling.
One thing I will say though is that I can only hope the names on the list are people who are doing it out of good will rather than a way of advertising themselves or doing it for some form of redemption. I also hope certain people involved in it stop using autism as a derogatory term after this, otherwise it sort of undermines the whole thing.
Good luck Gary, thanks for all of your hard work!
This is amazing!
Wow! Amazing cause. My cousin is autistic and most people still don’t really understand this illness. I think this is an amazing way to raise awareness and have some fun for the community. Will definitely be watching.
Can’t wait to watch. My PhD thesis is determining genetic causes of autism. Both mild and severe forms of autism run in my family. I hope you guys put the money to good use. The Pokemon community can be so great, best of luck with this.
Badass dude, this is really awesome. I will be tuning in on Sunday!
My students are going to love this. A few of them are hyping on the Pokemon train - one especially who has ASD and has been collecting since they were a kid. Great event, Gary, looking forward to it.
Great initiative Gary, absolutely admirable! This only serves to further emphasize the King part of King Pokémon. Taking on a very important issue, autism in this case , by way of a Pokémon Base Box Break, just splendid!
Already excited for how you will out do this! Keep pushing forward Gary! You got a viewer in me!
Sounds incredible! Amazing job organizing it all. I will definitely be watching
Excited to watch for a good cause. Since it is obviously related, maybe you could talk a bit about Satoshi Tajiri and his experience? I had not known he was on the autism spectrum until recently and many people might be happy to know.
I will be watching, supporting and wishing you all the best of success with this Gary! What an incredible response and team effort you’ve kicked off. It’s a testament to all you’ve done and the character you’ve shown to this hobby & world.
I’ve been involved with an autism nonprofit for 12yrs now, so I know how tricky the legalities and setup with all of that is. In our launch year, we also partnered with an outside, established nonprofit, which gave us time to set everything up right and that worked wonderfully.
Thank you to you and all involved for using your platform, resources and network for the great benefit of others!
Very cool can’t wait to tune in!
1am in the UK… 100% worth staying up for!
Is there a list of celebs participating? Will this boost the current swan dive in unlimited base prices? Celeb exposure power round 2!!
What a GREAT idea and for an even better cause!