Greetings! I am Stuart Duncan or probably better known online as AutismFather.
I created Autcraft, the #Minecraft server for #autistic children and their families in 2013 when I noticed many parents reaching out to other parents in hopes that their autistic children could play together because they were being attacked on public servers so much by bullies and trolls.
Since then, the server has added over 16,000 name to the list of approved players and been featured in many research papers, news articles, a TED Talk, and even Mojang's own "Meet a Minecrafter."
I started out with a diploma in Radio Broadcasting, became a writer about autism after my son and I were diagnosed, and then started my Minecraft server, where I finally found where I truly belonged and have been ever since.
I am most interested in helping people, but beyond that, #science, #videogames, #photography, and in plain ole, simple, wholesome, kind videos and news. I try to look for the "good news" more than the bad.
A few links to give you a sense of who I am, if you're at all interested in learning more:
TED Talk: https://www.ted.com/talks/stuart_duncan_how_i_use_minecraft_to_help_kids_with_autism
Meet a Minecrafter: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ToWAdmRKvLQ
PC Gamer: https://www.pcgamer.com/meet-the-dad-who-quit-his-job-to-run-a-minecraft-server-for-autistic-kids/
I look forward to sharing more about what I do but more so than that, I look forward to learning more from all of you.
Thank you for reading my #introduction message. Nice to meet you!
@AutismFather Welcome! And I am ecstatic to see you join us! It may be useful to look at means to verify your identity. I recall you mentioning this problem on the Bird Site and it would be great to head this off here before someone acts a fool!
@AutismFather I'm not terribly sure myself, I just know it's a "thing." I'm heading home early, so I can take a look and victimize myself, same as I abuse my own alts on my own server just to know how it works. One of the reasons #MinecraftBedrock annoys the hell out of me because it's so difficult to do alt testing. But I digress... I'll get home and see how to do.
Obviously, I welcome anyone else jumping in to help @AutismFather maintain identity to head off future issues by bad actors.
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