Pokemon Go quickly became a worldwide hype. In a little less than a week, millions downloaded the app that had players walking around cities and towns. Being praised for getting people to get up and go, families started to thank the app for changing the lives of their autistic children.
One story I would like to highlight is a teenaged boy who experienced social anxiety. Feeling comfortable on his couch, the boy did not like to leave his house and was not motivated to interact with others. Pokemon Go became a motivator for him that encouraged him to go outside and catch Pokemon.
Watch the video below to hear this boy’s story. Sometimes, unexpected inventions can change the lives of those around us.