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The Reason I Jump: The Inner Voice of a Thirteen-Year-Old Boy with Autism

The Reason I Jump: The Inner Voice of a Thirteen-Year-Old Boy with Autismby Naoki Higashida.  Written when he was only thirteen, this remarkable book provides a rare insight into the often baffling behaviour of autistic children. Using a question and answer format, Naoki explains things like why he talks loudly or repeats the same questions, what causes him to…

When Fraser met Billy: How the love of a cat transformed my little boy's life

When Fraser met Billy: How the love of a cat transformed my little boy's lifeby Louise Booth.  Billy the cat was rescued from an abandoned house. Fraser was a two-year-old autistic child with a multitude of problems when he first met Billy at the cat protection shelter. A telepathic type bond grew between Fraser and Billy. This is a touching story of two years in…