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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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The Reason I Jump by Naoki Higashida

Review: This book was a short, sweet, and to the point type book. I would highly recommend this book. Reading it gives you somewhat of an understanding of what someone with autism is thinking. 408 more words

Book Review

This boy jumps!

Every child is different and unique.

Every child reads the world in front of him differently, interprets the words put across to him differently and depending on what was their understanding, they decide on their response differently. 569 more words