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Ido in Autismland: Breaking Out of Autism's Silent Prison by Ido Kedar.

Book Review: Ido in Autismland

Ido Kedar is angry — and it’s awesome! You can’t blame him. For the first 12 years of his life, Ido Kedar was stuck in an uncooperative body, unable to communicate. Even now, as a teenager, his communication is limited to pointing to letters on a keyboard. But don’t assume his lack of speech equals […]

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 […]