Man on the Spectrum Creates World’s First Comic Book Hero with Autism

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The first comic superhero with autism has arrived!

Created by Dave Kot, Face Value is a comic book centered around a hero named Michael with a special superpower — autism.

The comic has been a huge hit since it hit the shelves, and fans are finding a superhero they can relate to. Kot, who is on the spectrum himself, created the comic to raise awareness for autism and, in turn, promote acceptance.

But that’s not all—the comic also helps people on the spectrum by showing the facial expressions associated with various emotions. This can help them learn how people might react when they are feeling certain emotions, which can build empathy.

Watch the video to learn more about this fantastic comic!

And be sure to stick around until the end…you’ve got to hear about the email he got from a fan, a mother of a nonverbal child on the spectrum. It is so touching!

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C. Dixon likes to read, sing, eat, drink, write, and other verbs. She enjoys cavorting around the country to visit loved ones and experience new places, but especially likes to be at home with her husband and dog.