“Problem is, many children with autism don’t have the means to express themselves, and often even their parents don’t have a clue what they might be thinking.So my big hope is that I can help a bit by explaining, in my own way, what’s going on the minds of people with autism.” -excerpts from The Reason I Jump by Naoki Higashida. Introduction by David Mitchell.
Naoki, “severely autistic”, wrote the book when he was 13 and junior in High School. He is 22 now (born in 1992).
note: I finished reading the book last week. Naoki’s story opened my eyes and gave me a better understanding of the life of children with autism.
link on David Mitchell’s article in theguardian: