During World Autism Awareness Month

Pragmatic Play contributes $19K to two autism charities

2022-05-06
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iGaming industry content provider Pragmatic Play announced Friday it has contributed €18,000 ($19,000) to two established autism causes as it continues to donate towards significant charitable concerns across the globe. 

Back in April, during World Autism Awareness Month, the company supported key programs in both building new facilities and assisting in daily activities.  

The company has been working closely with Autism Voice in Romania. The charity, set up in 2008, assists families with autistic children in its two therapy sites. It is set to open a research center, the Autism Voice Institute, which will cover an area of over 1,000 square meters in Bucharest.

The new location will include spaces for research and development of therapy programs, as well as private spaces for counseling, therapy sessions, and training. Pragmatic Play's donation will assist with the funding for this new center, which is set to open later this year. 

In its Malta hub, the supplier has assisted the Autism Parents Association, contributing gaming consoles, board games and other interactive products aimed at the charity's youth project, Social Integration Programme for Teens (SIPT). The charity holds fortnightly sessions which concentrate primarily on behavior, social interaction, lifestyle and other activities.  

Through this initiative, numerous benefits have been nurtured, including improving mental health, increased interaction among peers, empowerment with cognitive tasks, and improved social skills. 

Julian Jarvis, CEO at Pragmatic Play, spoke about these contributions and said: "Our CSR programme is extremely important to us, as we look to assist those in the communities that we've become part of. As April was World Autism Awareness Month, it gave us a perfect chance to work with charities close to our hearts and make a tangible difference."

"It has been a great experience working with both the Autism Parents Association and Autism Voice, and we look forward to being able to support them going forward," concluded the executive. 

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