The 2nd of April is World Autism Day. As you’d expect, the NHS has a helpful site on autism where you can read more, in summary, autism isn’t a ‘condition’ that needs to be cured.
Autism does mean having a brain that works differently to other people, and some people with autism may need extra help in some areas.
Yvon Roy is a Canadian author and illustrator. His son was diagnosed with autism and the sometimes hilarious, sometimes sad family struggles that followed are retold in Little Victories. Little Victories, which will soon be published in English for the first time, recounts how Roy gradually got his son used to hugs, or that there might be a small amount of dust in the bath and the fact that life does not always follow a routine.
Yvon Roy has worked on several children’s stories, won Best Biography Award from the Disability Fund and Society, received the INSPIREO High School Students Award for most inspiring youth book and the Literary Award for Citizenship from the Maine Teachers’ League.
In Pure Spirit has permission from Titan Comics and Statix Press to share some internal panels from the comic book.
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You can pre-order Little Victories on Amazon.
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