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The Reason I Jump

January 23, 2014

An excellent book recommendation……

Surviving to Thriving LjL

You can’t judge a person by their looks.  But once you know the other person’s inner self, both of you can be that much closer.  Naoki Higashida

I just finished reading The Reason I Jump, written by a thirteen year old with autism.  Reason I JumpIt’s a quick read that will stay with you for a long time, especially if you are a teacher or someone connected to a child with autism.  Listed below are just a few quotes from this amazing book:

“But, like everyone else we want to do the best we possibly can.  When we sense you’ve given up on us, it makes us feel miserable.  So please keep helping us, through to the end” (Higashida, p. 42).

“I want to grow up learning a million things!  There must be countless other people with autism who have the same desire, the same attitude.  But our problem is, we…

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