The Silver Scorpion: The First Ever Cross-Cultural Superhero with a Disability

Every so  often I check out the official blog of Disability.gov.  A recent post was about a new comic book, The Silver Scorpion. This comic book is the brainchild of  youth who attended the “Youth Ability Summit,” held in Damascus in 2010. The youth collaborated during the Summit to create the comic  which tells the story of a Muslim boy named Bashir who loses his legs in a landmine accident and later gains the powerful ability to bend metal with his mind. This comic is the first ever cross-cultural superhero with a disability.

The summit was sponsored by the  Open Hands Initiative (OHI), a nonprofit organization founded in 2009 by American businessman and philanthropist, Jay T. Snyder.   To read the full article visit, Disability.Blog.

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WINAHEAD is made up of representatives from twenty-nine institutions. Our members are professionals employed by two- and four-year colleges and universities who work directly with students with disabilities to ensure equal access to higher education. WIN indicates the geographic area we represent: Western Iowa and Nebraska. AHEAD is our national parent organization, the Association on Higher Education and Disability.
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