AbleGamers Foundation helps kids with special needs enjoy video games


AbleGamers, a foundation that aids kids with special needs in enjoying video games, is handing out a 2012 grant. Mark Barlet, President and Founder of the AbleGamers Foundation spoke about the foundations 2012 Children’s Grant Program.

“Thrilled doesn’t quite describe how I feel about the foundation being able to give away these grants,” explained Barlet.  “It’s thanks to the outstanding generosity of our financial supporters that we are able to continue doing these grants. I am extremely optimistic that as more people find out about our wonderful community and amazing foundation that we will be able to not only continue giving out these grants but give them out more often.”

“I couldn’t be happier that our next grant will be going to a child in need,” said Steve Spohn, Editor-In-Chief of the AbleGamers Foundation’s community website. “Children are endearing to everyone, but especially to those of us who grew up disabled. We appreciate and know all too well how difficult it is growing up disabled. I hope this provides a little bit of joy for a child who really needs it.”

If you or someone you know qualifies for a special needs grant, you can fill out an application here. It’s good to hear about a foundation that is helping kids who wouldn’t typically be able to enjoy games. The AbleGamers website also has accessibility reviews of games that show which games are most accessible to those with special needs.