If you love someone with autism you must buy this book. In my opinion, to date, there is nothing more authentic, credible and enlightening than this story. "The Reason I Jump" is written by a thirteen year old Japanese boy. To be honest, I avoided this title for awhile. I was tired of reading inspiring stories of autism genius. This is not one more book to tell you that there is potential genius locked inside your child. This is real. This is beautiful. I've been craving this. The genuine narrative of a thirteen year old non-verbal boy answers so many of your questions and offers insight I haven't found anywhere else. I hope this becomes required reading for all those that work with our children. Buy it, share it, talk about it.
Thank you Naoki!
Grace and Kate's mom. (Shanell)