Father and son turn shared love for superheroes into autism awareness
A boy and his father from Brooklyn are doing their part to raise awareness about autism.
Jake and his father share a common love for superheroes, and when Jake was diagnosed with autism at age 3, his dad decided to turn some drawings into a superhero named Jake Jetpulse.
“Everything that he talked about at school was superheroes, superheroes, superheroes,” said Lee Bradshaw, Jake’s father. “That is when I got a paper and pencil, started drawing something, and I thought to myself, ‘I know I love superheroes, who could that be?’”.
Together, Jake and his father have gone on to make seven comic books. Each has a diverse cast of characters that embody different traits of autism.
Bradshaw hopes these comics will help both children who have similar learning disabilities and their parents.
“I wanted to show other children that they’re extremely capable kids who can do phenomenal things,” Bradshaw said.