Adults on the Spectrum
Video Game Program
You love video games! But making games is hard work. They require a huge amount of focus and attention to detail. A game developer has to be logical and have strong visual perception. To make good games requires passion and dedication. Sound familiar?
Our goal is to tap into and build on the strengths of our students with autism. You will learn professional game development at Game Gen from real game developers. We give our students skills for a brighter future in technology.
- 1 day a week, 10am-2:30pm
- Hawthorne - Every Friday
- Granada Hills - Every Thursday
- Limited space
Game Gen Experience
Parents want a great future for their child. They want their child to be passionate and excited about meeting the challenges this future holds. Every parent wants their child to be part of a community that supports their child. Our goals are the same at Game Gen:
- Build real skills towards independence
- Provide social structure to thrive in
- Structured, safe, predictable environment
- Teachers that understand students
Watch the above movie to see our amazing student work. They are making amazing professional games! Our program focuses on these key goals with our students:
- Exposure to all areas of game development
- Ability to specialize in your strengths
- Create your own games
- Publish and earn revenue from these games
- Build a porfolio that showcases skills
Our Students Winning USC Global Game Jam
Transition to Independence Conference - 2018 - Game Gen Panel
Adults on the Spectrum Program FAQ
- Who do you accept?
Our specialized adult program supports neurodivergent students with Autism or Aspergers. Student are required to be 17+ and have an official diagnosis.
- How do admissions work?
Fill out our Candidate Form. Once we receive the form we will setup a tour or phone interview. During the meeting we assess the student to see if they are a good match for our program.
- When can I start?
Right away. Fill out a candidate form to reserve your spot. We have limited space available.
- Do you have a full week program?
We are submitting for regional center approval. If approved we will be launching a full week program in July. Fingers crossed!!!
- Is the Adults on the Spectrum Video Game Program at all locations?
Currently it is just at our Hawthorne, Newbury Park, Granada Hills locations. We have plans to expand it to all of our studios later this year.
- How many hours do students attend each week? What day a week?
Our day program runs from 10am - 2:30pm with an hour for lunch. Hawthorne is on Friday. Granada Hills is on Thurs. We are still trying to determine the day of the week the program runs in Newbury Park. Based on enrollment and student availability we will have a day picked soon.
- Is Game Gen an accredited school?
No. Students do receive certificates upon completion of programs.
- What experience or educational background is required to attend Game Gen?
All applicants to Game Gen must have completed high school. They may be regular high school
graduates or they may have finished high school under special education. Some students have attended college or even graduated from college. No prior related experience or education is required.
- What type of student succeeds at Game Gen?
Students that like to work hard and have a passion for video games and or technology. Classes are all self paced to accommodate all learners.
- What is training like? How big are classrooms?
Game Gen prides itself on a low pressure setting. Students perform to the level they are comfortable with. There are no tests or grades, only the joy of learning. We remove much of the stress and anxiety individuals experience. Our group classes are limited to 10 students.
- How long does the program take to finish?
Students begin our program at different skill levels. There are many factors which can lengthen or shorten the time it takes to complete our program. That being said, the time frame it takes can be similar to that of a college education.
- Have more questions?
E-mail Nick directly at firstname.lastname@example.org