The Internet Archive offers a FREE download of the popular Autism title, The Reason I Jump by Naoki Higashida (translated by David Mitchell, author of Cloud Atlas).
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We really enjoy The Reason I Jump because it helps explain Autism and associated behaviours from the perspective of a young person with Autism:.
From the blurb:
Written by Naoki Higashida 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, he also makes clear how badly they need our compassion, patience and understanding.
We’d love to know what you think of it too!
If you’d rather have this in paperback format, The Reason I Jump is available to purchase from Amazon.