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The Reason I Blog

The title of this post is a thinly veiled reference to the best selling book “The Reason I Jump,” a memoir written by Naoki Higashida, a 13 year old boy with severe autism (Random House, 2013). 648 more words


We'll Get By (The Autism Song)

I’ve shared here before that music stirs my soul.  It really does.  Music can lift my spirits on a rough day and calm my soul in the midst of an emotional storm.  1,486 more words

The Books of 2014: Book 4

More info on this book and the author.

Dates read: 05/04/14 – 06/04/14

Everyone is aware of autism but how many of us actually understand it? 500 more words


Light It Up Blue

A few years ago, I had not heard of the Light It Up Blue Campaign. 

In reality this year is the 8th annual anniversary of the Autism World Awareness Day.  1,188 more words

Fascinating Facts

Everyone should read this!

Or maybe not.

The problem with such proclamations is that you inevitably find the person who is the exception to perhaps a valid rule.

I did that the other day. 513 more words


Fiction Binge Update

Brief update for those of you interested in my yearlong fiction binge.
The goal: 52 books this year.
The method: roughly a book per week. … 327 more words

Naoki Higashida - The Reason I Jump : One Boy's Voice From The Silence Of Autism

Humbled by the author’s tenderness and compassion

Naoki Higashida was 13 when he wrote this book, a young Japanese boy with autism. Using a complicated (to my eyes) grid with Japanese characters he pointed to each one in order to indicate what he wanted to write. 809 more words

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