The Reason I Jump: The Inner Voice of a Thirteen-Year-Old Boy with Autism
This short, beautiful little book, told in a simple question-and-answer format, was written by a Japanese teenager with autism. Ostensibly to answer the questions that are often asked of him (“Why do you enjoy going out for walks so much?”, “What causes panic attacks and meltdowns?”, “What’s the worst thing about having autism?”), the book was a huge best-seller in Japan. Interested to read his point of view? Check it out.