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The Reason I Jump by Naoki Higashida

Book Review: The Reason I Jump by Naoki Higashida

The Reason I Jump: The Inner Voice of a Thirteen-Year-Old Boy with Autism (2007) by Naoki Higashida KA Yoshida (translator) David Mitchell (translator) The Reason I Jump: The Inner Voice of a Thirteen-Year-Old Boy with Autism by Naoki Higashida is like a Rosetta Stone, a secret decoder ring for autism’s many mysteries. Author Naoki Higashida is a non-verbal […]

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Change In Disney’s Disability Policy Makes Kingdom Much Less Magical

“The happiest place on Earth” got a little less friendly last month when Disney announced it would no longer allow visitors with disabilities instant access to rides and attractions. This is disappointing news to children with autism and their parents, myself included. When we visited Disney two years ago, we were told our son was […]

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Disney Memories Both Magical And Manic

“Welcome to the happiest place on earth,” I said to my wife through gritted teeth. We were pressed shoulder-to-shoulder in a packed mass of humanity, waiting to get off the ferry to the Magic Kingdom. It was our second trip back to the park that day. We were all tired, but we (mostly my wife […]

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Count Your Blessings And Dole Out Thanks

Here’s one for everybody who responded sympathetically to my Legend of Lead House post. I’d like to say, “It really wasn’t as bad as I made it sound,” but it kinda was. But the outcome was positive, — a safer, nicer home — and I learned a valuable lesson. Home is where the heart is? […]