August 11, 2013

Powerful book by Japanese schoolboy Naoki Higashida explores autism from the patients perspective

"Because he is severely autistic, Naoki cannot speak or write. When he was 13, he was ''locked in'', lonely and frustrated. But then his teacher gave him an alphabet grid that allowed Naoki a voice. He then proceeded to reach out to those around him, structuring a book cast in the form of questions and answers. "

Source: The Reason I Jump
August 10, 2013
Reviewed by Dianne Dempsey

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