This is Dan. He’s 11 and is helping to build stronger communities. Together with his amazing Mum, Evelyn, he co-founded Be My Koorda Aboriginal Support Group, a not-for-profit support group for Aboriginal people caring for children with autism and other disabilities. Amongst his many other achievements, he also helped develop a book called ‘Shannon’s Story’, a visual story with stickers to help kids plan. Read more about Dan and other #SuperPowerKids who are blazing a trail through life and leaving their unique footprint in hearts and minds, regardless of disability and additional needs in Kalparrin’s Super Power Kids book. Buy it here.
Meet Anisha. She’s a Super Power Kid. When she dances, she can spin in waves and sparkle in colour like a beautiful, bejewelled Indian Princess. Words like ‘can’t’ and ‘won’t’ don’t fit in her reality. She’s a social butterfly – it takes her 15 minutes to schmooze her way from the school gates to the car. Because of Anisha, her Mum, Sharmila, is famous – she is known as ‘Anisha’s Mum’!! Sharmila, says Anisha is not just sunshine, but the sun of their family. “We all revolve around her. Every moment, she makes us proud and happy.”
Check out more of Anisha’s Super Powers and those of other kids who are blazing a trail through life regardless of disability and additional needs by purchasing a copy of the Super Power Kids book here.
Have you met Mighty Mikey yet? He has a type of laughter that ‘cures all’ – he once went viral overnight with over 2,500 likes on social media!
You can’t ‘bottle’ this mood-lifting medicine but you can see more of Mikey in the #SuperPowerKids book and exhibition, co-hosted by Awesome Arts and the State Library of Western Australia until 19 January 2019. So take the kids or better still, ask your child’s teacher to organise a class excursion to this outstanding, thought-provoking, fun and interactive library exhibition.
Say hello to Joel Boy who’s blazing a trail through life with Cystic Fibrosis-related diabetes, ASD and other conditions. But as a Super Power Kid, NOTHING stops Joel Boy who is polite, considerate and feels other kids’ pain. Joel has had a YouTube channel since he was 12 and has quite a following! He makes videos to help other kids with medical conditions to feel less afraid when they’re about to undergo a medical procedure at the hospital. It works so you might want to check a few of them out. Look out for his trade mark wink at the end of each video.
Joel has had a lot of hospital admissions during his 17 years. John Wayne Parr, Australian Muay Thai Champion, once met Joel Boy in hospital and commented, “This kid’s tougher than me!”
So if you get to meet Joel Boy, you’ll see he’s a pretty funny guy with a deadpan, comedic delivery. He can also swallow 16 pills at once … but don’t try that at home! Buy the book and read more about our amazing Super Power Kids here.
Well, as if it’s not obvious enough, Jed here, (aged 5), is a style guru and hat aficionado! He’s also got some cool moves on him and dances with rhythm and style. Jed is a #superpowerkid with a rare, chromosomal condition which makes him incredibly determined and tenacious. He has an amazing memory and is a super navigator – so pretty handy right!!
Jed communicates without words and connects deeply. Jed’s, mum and dad, Julie and Josh, tell us that Jed is innately emotionally intelligent. He’ll readily make you a cup of (pretend) tea, in a cup and saucer with milk on the side, when you’re having a rough day … and boy it tastes good.
Jed is the sort of super power kid that triggers that strong sense of love and brings out the best in people. Buy the book and read more about Jed and other Super Power Kids here.