Sep 25 — 27, 2020
Los Angeles Convention Center
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FOCUS Comic – One of the First Autistic Superheroes

Sunday @ 10:00 am - 10:50 am

Focus comic features one of the worlds first autistic super heroes, art by professionals and interns with autism. Focus is an action adventure super hero comic and is part of a social cause initiative. Our mission is to maintain dignity for autistic individuals by removing the stigma associated with autism. We have also recently started a free art summer camp for autistic kids and young adults. Tony Todd is the goodwill ambassador for this project and appears within the comic as a character called Thato. He is also the official voice of Focus.
Focus is created by Social Cultural Anthropologist, Writer and Artist Yvonne Wan. Douglas Hebert is the main artist and internship coach for Focus. They will both introduce the audience to the Focus project and talk about the power of comics in shaping the world view, values and beliefs of kids.
The panel will feature special film footage of kids with autism talking about their favorite super heroes and why. Yvonne and Doug will then discuss the significance of comics in children’s lives and how comics empower humans regardless of age, location, gender and abilities.
Yvonne and Doug will also talk about the importance of supporting the arts and how it enriches the lives of individuals; families and communities; especially those on the autism spectrum.
Focus will be present the prizes to the Focus comic community coloring competition winners at the end of the panel.


10:00 am - 10:50 am

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