The graphic novel is the first in a series of Max Gamer books, all intended to promote a positive view of Asperger’s. While those with Asperger’s—or “Aspies”—are the main target audience for the series, Dr. G. believes anyone interested in superheroes or those with special abilities will enjoy the books. “Max Gamer has special abilities, but rather than having them become burdens, they become ways to help himself and other people around him. He’s awesome, just like most Aspies I know are awesome.”
Dr. Temple Grandin, the internationally-known autism pioneer, said of Max Gamer, “This comic would have helped me when I was a teenager who was being teased.” She added, “I think it will help the smart Aspie kids to feel proud of themselves.”
Published by Hero House, a division of Southeast Psych, Max Gamer is available starting tomorrow through MaxGamerOnline.com. Check it the website to see the making of Max Gamer and a great Aspie blog.