About one out of thousand people in the world have an autism spectrum disorder. Since the 1980’s, the number of children with autism has increased dramatically due to diagnostic practices. Recently Comedy Central held a special called Night of Too Many Stars, a benefit for celebrities to raise funding for autism education and research.
Recently a fireman in Bangkok came up with a clever idea to save an autistic boy. The boy was scared of his first day of school so he climbed on a third story ledge and refused to come in. The mother mentioned that the boy loved superheroes and fireman Sonchai Yoosabai learned this. Yoosabai rushed to the fire station to dress up as Spider-Man and returned back to the boy.
?I told him Spider-Man is here to rescue you, no monsters are going to attack you and I told him to walk slowly towards me as running could be dangerous,? stated Yoosabai. The young boy allowed himself to be rescued as soon as he saw Spider-Man. Through this quick thinking and creativity, Yoosabai proved that superheroes do exist.