NIGHT CLUB Hosts Event for People with Autism

NIGHT CLUB Hosts Event for People with Autism

NIGHT CLUB Hosts Event for People with Autism
Photo: Mix Mag Asia

A night club in Taiwan’s capital hosts evening events for its customers with autism. A first of its kind in Asia, the event got its inspiration from those in Baltimore and in London.

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Yahoo! News reported that the first event of Chess Taipei in September drew about 30 participants. They also welcomed families of its customers with autism. 

During the parties, the cub gave surgical face masks to its guests. It also has an instructor on stage to guide on dancing the night away.

The club invited 33 members of Star Kids, an autism support group, during the event. Their family members also joined in.

In an interview, organizers Adam Yi and Remo Lin said they sought to recreate a safe environment for youngsters with autism. They wanted them to feel free of restrictions that come with their condition.

Further, they also hoped to change how people perceived night clubs, wherein it is a place to have fun, regardless of people’s status and struggles in life.

NIGHT CLUB Hosts Event for People with Autism
Photo: Mix Mag Asia

“Being the first wasn’t what I was expecting. We just wanted to bring [people with autism] to the nightclub and enjoy,” Mr. Yi said in an Associated Press interview.

The local government also expressed its support for the cause.

“The reason we are doing that is because of an important belief,” Deputy Mayor of Taipei Tsai Ping-kun said.  “The belief in equal rights. Each person should have the opportunity and the right to use all kinds of facilities in this city.”