The Reason I Jump

Author: Naoki Higashida
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 0812994876
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“One of the most remarkable books I’ve ever read. It’s truly moving, eye-opening, incredibly vivid.”—Jon Stewart, The Daily Show NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY NPR • The Wall Street Journal • Bloomberg Business • Bookish FINALIST FOR THE BOOKS FOR A BETTER LIFE FIRST BOOK AWARD • NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER 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. Parents and family members who never thought they could get inside the head of their autistic loved one at last have a way to break through to the curious, subtle, and complex life within. Using an alphabet grid to painstakingly construct words, sentences, and thoughts that he is unable to speak out loud, Naoki answers even the most delicate questions that people want to know. Questions such as: “Why do people with autism talk so loudly and weirdly?” “Why do you line up your toy cars and blocks?” “Why don’t you make eye contact when you’re talking?” and “What’s the reason you jump?” (Naoki’s answer: “When I’m jumping, it’s as if my feelings are going upward to the sky.”) With disarming honesty and a generous heart, Naoki shares his unique point of view on not only autism but life itself. His insights—into the mystery of words, the wonders of laughter, and the elusiveness of memory—are so startling, so strange, and so powerful that you will never look at the world the same way again. In his introduction, bestselling novelist David Mitchell writes that Naoki’s words allowed him to feel, for the first time, as if his own autistic child was explaining what was happening in his mind. “It is no exaggeration to say that The Reason I Jump allowed me to round a corner in our relationship.” This translation was a labor of love by David and his wife, KA Yoshida, so they’d be able to share that feeling with friends, the wider autism community, and beyond. Naoki’s book, in its beauty, truthfulness, and simplicity, is a gift to be shared. Praise for The Reason I Jump “This is an intimate book, one that brings readers right into an autistic mind.”—Chicago Tribune (Editor’s Choice) “Amazing times a million.”—Whoopi Goldberg, People “The Reason I Jump is a Rosetta stone. . . . This book takes about ninety minutes to read, and it will stretch your vision of what it is to be human.”—Andrew Solomon, The Times (U.K.) “Extraordinary, moving, and jeweled with epiphanies.”—The Boston Globe “Small but profound . . . [Higashida’s] startling, moving insights offer a rare look inside the autistic mind.”—Parade From the Hardcover edition.

The Reason I Jump The Inner Voice Of A Thirteen Year Old Boy With Autism

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A story never before told and a memoir to help change our understanding of the world around us, 13-year-old Naoki Higashida's astonishing, empathetic book takes us into the mind of a boy with severe autism. With an introduction by David Mitchell, author of the global phenomenon, Cloud Atlas, and translated by his wife, KA Yoshida. Naoki Higashida was only a middle-schooler when he began to write The Reason I Jump. Autistic and with very low verbal fluency, Naoki used an alphabet grid to painstakingly spell out his answers to the questions he imagines others most often wonder about him: why do you talk so loud? Is it true you hate being touched? Would you like to be normal? The result is an inspiring, attitude-transforming book that will be embraced by anyone interested in understanding their fellow human beings, and by parents, caregivers, teachers, and friends of autistic children. Naoki examines issues as diverse and complex as self-harm, perceptions of time and beauty, and the challenges of communication, and in doing so, discredits the popular belief that autistic people are anti-social loners who lack empathy. This book is mesmerizing proof that inside an autistic body is a mind as subtle, curious, and caring as anyone else's.

Summary Of The Reason I Jump By Naoki Higashida

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Publisher: Blurb
ISBN: 9781518428074
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The Reason I Jump: The Inner Voice of a Thirteen-Year-Old Boy with Autism by Naoki Higashida: Conversation Starters "To make myself understood, it's like I have to speak in an unknown foreign language, every minute, every day," Naoki Higashida explains. He honestly answers questions like: "Why do you repeat what others tell you? Why don't you look at people's eyes when you talk to them? Why are you always alone? Why do you talk so loudly? Why do you jump?" He says even if they don't appear to remember or learn from mistakes, they actually do, although they could really be slow in the process. Higashida's primary message in this book is for people not to give up on individuals like him. The Reason I Jump is a New York Times bestseller and is named one of the best books of the year by The Wall Street Journal, NPR, Bookish, and Bloomberg Business. It was named a finalist for the Books for a Better Life First Book Award. A Brief Look Inside: EVERY GOOD BOOK CONTAINS A WORLD FAR DEEPER than the surface of its pages. The characters and their world come alive, and the characters and its world still live on. Conversation Starters is peppered with questions designed to bring us beneath the surface of the page and invite us into the world that lives on. These questions can be used to.. Create Hours of Conversation: - Promote an atmosphere of discussion for groups - Foster a deeper understanding of the book - Assist in the study of the book, either individually or corporately - Explore unseen realms of the book as never seen before Disclaimer: This book you are about to enjoy is an independent resource meant to supplement the original book. If you have not yet read the original book, we encourage you to before purchasing this unofficial Conversation Starters.

Autism Spectrum Disorder

Author: Francis Tabone
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1442262427
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Firmly grounding this subject in facts while providing advice for those affected by Autism Sprectrum Disorder (ASD)—both directly and indirectly—this book will be of interest to young adults as well as to their family members and friends. As a result, readers will better understand how to interact and work with those with ASD as well as gain a broader acceptance of those who may be different. With helpful advice and a list of resources, Autism Spectrum Disorder: The Ultimate Teen Guide is a much needed book for anyone wanting to know more about Autism Spectrum Disorder.

Communication Alternatives In Autism

Author: Edlyn Vallejo Peña
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 147663713X
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“Communication Alternatives in Autism is a book that has been needed for a long time. It gives voice to the thoughts and humanity of individuals with autism who use various means to communicate via the written word. The experience and knowledge of Dr. Edlyn Peña who is both a parent and a scholar shines through to help us better understand the lives and journey of a remarkable group of authors. Enjoy!”—Anne M. Donnellan, professor emerita, University of Wisconsin-Madison and University of San Diego “In Communication Alternatives in Autism, Dr. Edlyn Peña addresses one of the most controversial topics in research and education for non-speaking communicators and those with limited speech—the authenticity of communication through typing and spelling. It is well known that a small group of critics have dominated discourse disputing the validity of such communication…. For those who believe ongoing discourse should not be shut down, and especially for those who already think the die is cast, this important work is a significant step forward in understanding why we must intensify our efforts to understand and give voice to those who cannot speak.”—Barry M. Prizant, Ph.D., CC-SLP, Brown University, author of Uniquely Human: A Different Way of Seeing Autism Ten autistic self-advocates share their experiences with alternative forms of communication such as rapid prompting method (RPM) and facilitated communication (FC), both highly controversial. Their narratives document the complexities that autistic individuals navigate--in both educational and community settings--when choosing to use approaches that utilize letter boards and keyboards. While the controversies remain--RPM requires further scientific study, and FC is subject to criticism about confirmation bias--these individuals share powerful stories in the context of aiming for disability rights. The book concludes with a chapter about best practices for educators, particularly for schools and colleges that have students who use these communication methods.

Autistically Yours

Author: Prasenjeet Kumar
Publisher: http://www.publishwithprasen.com
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A love story with no eye contact… ** From the #1 Best-selling Author ** The world of Dev Singh and Meera Desai is different. Both are diagnosed with autism. And both perceive love and beauty differently. Their challenge: Forget about love; nobody wants to be even friends with them. Not in school. Not in college. And not even in their workplaces. But Dev and Meera believe there is someone special waiting for them. Somewhere in this vast, wide, world. Dev wears a suit every day and carries a rose in his hand hoping to give it to his chosen one someday. Meera prefers spending time with her ideal friend—a sketch of a man she drew herself—a man in a dark suit and a Mandrake’s hat. She believes her ideal friend is someone who is not judgemental and will never leave her alone. The problem: Dev and Meera live thousands of miles apart. Meera in Mumbai; Dev in Kalimpong, a picturesque small town in Northern West Bengal. Explore Dev and Meera’s journey as they travel across India in search of each other. Will they fall in love? And will their relationship survive the dire predictions made by the specialists? Share their joys, sufferings and heartbreaks as Dev and Meera battle their own inner demons in search of a solution that may work. For them. If you love reading Clean & Wholesome Romance, buy a copy or download a sample now! Other Books by the Author in this Series Legally in Love Love Karma Crossed When Ganges Met the North Sea You Can't Kill My Love: A Kashmir Holocaust Love Story Keywords: autism fiction, indian fiction, autism romance, sweet romance literary, south asian romance, romance indian authors, romance in india, bollywood fiction, bollywood romance, clean romance, chetan bhagat, romance multi cultural, nicholas sparks, nora roberts, clean and wholesome romance, contemporary romance, women's fiction, contemporary women, international romance, men's fiction, genre fiction, series fiction, highly recommended romance, first love, indian romance, classic romance, preeti sheenoy, ravinder singh, ruchita mishra, sunanda j. chatterjee, renita d'silva, simi k. rao

The Little Book Of Autism Faqs

Author: Davida Hartman
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 1784508241
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Empowering and practical, this guide is the perfect companion for parents who are finding it difficult to tell their children about their autism diagnosis. It provides a realistic yet uplifting approach to autism, treating it not as a disability but as a difference. Not telling children about their autism diagnosis can have a significant negative impact on their mental health; by equipping parents with a language of positivity around autism, the book will make a difference to many children on the spectrum. It advises on how and when to talk to autistic children with both high and low care needs, and provides guidance on supporting children's relationships with peers at school, as well as how to broach the conversation with the child's siblings. Concise and easy to read, The Little Book of Autism FAQs answers parents' questions with accessible language, preparing them to approach this difficult conversation in a constructive manner.

Autism Spectrum Disorder

Author: Christopher McDougle
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199349746
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The Primer on Autism Spectrum Disorder provides a quick yet comprehensive overview of clinically-relevant topics related to autism spectrum disorder (ASD) for the medical or mental health student, trainee, or recent graduate who seeks efficient learning. Chapters are designed to give an overview of a topic area in real time while on a rotation; while studying for professional board examinations in primary care, pediatrics, neurology or psychiatry; or even during preparation for a presentation or discussion scheduled to occur the next day. The sections include Background and Diagnostic Assessment, Etiology, Treatment, and Other Care Delivery Services and Perspectives, with each chapter written by an internationally recognized expert in the field. The chapters on diagnosis and treatment are written from a practical "how to" perspective. Those on etiology are written with the clinician in mind. These clinically-focused chapters include one or more vignettes that present simulated patient cases designed to highlight teaching points related to each chapter's content area. The book ends with a chapter written by family members of individuals with ASD and another written by an adult with ASD that illustrate the human impact these disorders have on day-to-day lives, hopes, and dreams. At the end of each chapter, "Key Points" for summarizing the intended take home messages of each author/authors are listed.