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Stephen Wiltshire: A View of the World

While doing some research this week, I fortuitously rediscovered the art of Stephen Wiltshire. I still vividly remember as a child, only a year older than Stephen himself, watching his uncanny ability to recreate architectural detail in the 1986 QED documentary… 518 more words


The Reason I Jump, A Graph Review

A Graph Review,      55 with highpoints 65

The Reason I Jump

By Naoki Higashida
Introduced by David Mitchell
Translated by KA Yoshida & David Mitchell… 923 more words

Book Review

The Reason I Jump by Naoki Higashida

Naoki is a 22-year-old Japanese man who has written dozens of books and short stories in his short life. He has published over 20 works of fiction and non-fiction, including his autobiographical THE REASON I JUMP an international best seller written when he was 13. 566 more words


Book Club Discussion: The Reason I Jump, “Never-Ending Summer” Part II

I’m continuing the discussion here today because The Reason I Jump is an important book.  Naoki Hagashida, at age 13, answered questions about autism from his viewpoint, and while his experiences are not the same as probably anyone else’s on the spectrum, his thoughts provide insight, and provoke thought, neither of which can be bad for those of us who desperately want a glimpse into the minds of our children. 331 more words

Special Needs Parenting

5 Great Non-Fiction Books for Health Care Professionals

By Andy McPhee, BSN, Senior Acquisitions Editor

A poor Southern farmer whose cells have been used around the world to treat diseases. An autistic boy who explains his odd behaviors. 535 more words

For Students

Answers and Stories About Autism are Revealed in "The Reason I Jump"

Autism is a developmental disorder. Often appearing during the first three years of a person’s life, it affects the brain’s ability to develop social and communication skills. 474 more words

Lauren's Reviews

Book Review: The Reason I Jump

Summary (from Goodreads):

You’ve never read a book like The Reason I Jump. Written by Naoki Higashida, a very smart, very self-aware, and very charming thirteen-year-old boy with autism, it is a one-of-a-kind memoir that demonstrates how an autistic mind thinks, feels, perceives, and responds in ways few of us can imagine.

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