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Spider-Man Reaches Out to Boy with Autism

Posted on 02/23/2015 by Alice Kenny  |  Share

Spider-Man swung in for his first fantasy appearance in the Forest Hill, Queens home of this fictional boy-turned-insect’s  aunt in 1962. Now, more than 50 years later, the superhero made his latest appearance last week in the dilapidated East Harlem apartment of Jamel Hunter, a Spider-Man-obsessed boy trapped inside his thoughts by autism. ...

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Filed under: Protecting & Nurturing Children & Youth

Tags: autism, East Harlem, Forest Hill, Jamel Hunter, Kennedy Child Study Center, New York Times, New York Times Neediest Cases, Queens, Spider-Man