When I jump I feel lighter and I think the reason my body is drawn skyward is that the motion makes me want to change into a bird and fly off to some far away place.
But constrained by ourselves and those around us, all we can do is tweet tweet, flap our wings and hop around in a cage. If only I could just flap my wings and soar away into the big blue yonder. Over the hills and far away.
-Naoki Higashida, Author of The Reason I Jump: The Inner Voice of a Thirteen-Year-Old Boy with Autism
The Reason I Jump: The Inner Voice of a Thirteen-Year-Old Boy with Autism, is a book I’ll be picking up ASAP. I recently heard an excerpt of this book and absolutely loved it. There’s a lot of information in under 15 minutes and it’s great insight from someone with ASD. It’s definitely worth a listen.