Autistic and Special needs kids on Diversity and inclusion in comics – Focus Loves Tempe Week 5

We are into the final week of the Focus loves Tempe art program for special needs and autistic kids. The students had an in person presentation class with Focus comics at Brandons comics store in Tempe. Yvonne Wan gave the students two presentation exercises about the meaning of diverse comic super heroes in their lives. They were asked to identify a diverse super hero that they can relate to. They were also asked to explain why they like the super hero, and how the super hero impacts self perception and perception of others.

Yvonne filmed the students responses as the students presented the answers in class. The kids did great and it helped improve their presentation skills and self confidence in speaking in front of an audience.

Many thanks to Yvonne Wan (the creator of Focus) for leading the class, filming and editing the content to raise awareness of what super heroes mean to special needs kids. Many thanks to Douglas Hebert for providing support and for Brandons comics for being a great host by offering their store as a great learning environment for children to learn about the world of comics and comic art.

Diversity in superhero comics: Matthews thoughts.

Diversity in superhero comics: Marlenas thoughts.

Diversity in super hero comics: Emmett’s thoughts.

Diversity in super hero comics: Hunters thoughts.

Diversity in superhero comics: Raphael’s thoughts.

Diversity in super hero comics: Franny’s thoughts

Diversity in superhero comics: Aarons thoughts.

Diversity in superhero comics: Loki’s thoughts

Diversity in superhero comics: Inara’s thoughts

Diversity in super hero comics: Tj’s thoughts

Diversity in super hero comics: Jacobs thoughts

Diversity in super hero comics: Bruno’s thoughts

Diversity in super hero comics: Audreys thoughts

Diversity in super hero comics: Max’s thoughts

Diversity in super hero comics: Julius thoughts

This five week program is partially funded by an community arts grant from the City of Tempe.