Escape Rooms and Autism
There are around 700,000 people on the autism spectrum living in the UK and if you take into consideration their family and friends, autism is a part of daily life for 2.8 million people in the UK. Families and friends who have autism as part of their lives, are always looking for unique and fun ways to engage and have fun – especially in ways that put their autistic friend at ease.
If you have children, teenagers or friends with autism, you may be worried about finding suitable activities for them when you’re planning parties or events. It can be a daunting prospect, but escape rooms are actually a wonderful choice.
Escape rooms are built on puzzles, problem solving and methodology, and these are all things that people with autism generally have an interest in and enjoy participating in.
Here are some ways escape rooms can encourage people with autism:
Logic and problem solving
Escape rooms can encourage us to use our brains in new and different ways – challenging us to practise new ways of thinking. This can be great for people with autism, as they may find that their way of thinking is the key to success, and they may be able to help the team think about things differently.
Working in a team is an important skill, and it can be a great opportunity for autistic people to practise their teamwork within a fun and engaging scenario.
The sense of accomplishment when you complete an escape room is second to none, and everyone in the group will enjoy being part of it. For people with autism, this can be a great feeling to enjoy with all their family and friends, especially if they helped solve the puzzles and clues.
Here at Omescape we have a variety of escape room concepts and themes, so there’s a choice suitable for everyone.
If you have any questions about which Omescape escape room would be most suitable to your friend or family member with autism, feel free to get in touch with us to discuss their interests and what we would recommend.