The founder of this site, Henry Cheal, has high functioning autism and it’s his mission to spread more awareness of people that have autism across the spectrum. Henry wants more people in the world of darts to be more aware of this lifelong development disorder, so more people can gain more of an understanding of what this disability is and how it can be handled and managed on a day-to-day basis. Henry strongly believes that people with autism should not be discriminated and be discouraged from being involved in the sport and should be treated fairly in it across the globe.
Autism is a life-long developmental disability that affects how people perceive the world and interact. Autistic people see, hear, and feel the world differently to other people. Autism is something you have for life. I believe that there are many people out there across the world who are not informed properly about autism and what it is all about.
Therefore, the aim of course, is to spread the awareness of it in darts. The more people in the world of darts who are more aware of this lifelong development disorder, the better. This would help so many more people in gaining more of an understanding of what this disability is like and how it can be handled and managed on a day-to-day basis.
I strongly believe that people with autism should not be discriminated and be discouraged from being involved in the sport and should be treated fairly and equally in it across the globe, not to mention generally speaking too. With this awareness, it should open up more opportunities for those who do have autism in the darting industry and these certain people will feel more welcomed and apart of the darting community.
Raising awareness of autism can be done in many forms, and with our ever-growing online presence, this should increase the number of different methods of how awareness of autism can be raised in our sport. Darts is an incredibly unique sport that has a few countries where the market is heavily concentrated, while in other markets it is unheard of. The online darting community would all come together with many different darts fans across the world, who are mainly from the UK, Germany, and Holland.
Of course, though people with autism are also located all around the world, it makes it easier to find those people as most people who are darts fans are more likely to know family or a friend who has autism, unless it is themselves. Any darts fans should not feel discouraged for doing what they believe in the darts world.