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

image copyby 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 have panic attacks, and why he likes to jump. He also shows the way he thinks and feels about his world - other people, nature, time and beauty, and himself. Abundantly proving that people with autism do possess imagination, humour and empathy and how badly they need our compassion, patience and understanding.

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