Phenomenal GPS-based game Pokemon Go is proving to be beneficial for people beyond encouraging them to go out and walk.
While government agencies are banning employees from playing the game during office hours, autism awareness groups praise the game for helping children afflicted with autism to be more sociable. Case in point? 17-year-old William Harmon shares that the game has helped him be more comfortable in talking to people, focusing on topics like Pikachu and other elements of the game.
Check out Mornings@ANC's report below:
In addition to Harmon's testimony, many parents attest to the positive effects of the game, with descriptions ranging from a "miracle transformation" for their child, to being thankful, for the game's life-changing properties. But even if Pokemon Go has helped children with autism, it is still best if parental guidance and/or professional help are given to special children who wish to play the game.
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