Jon Stewart of The Daily Show boosts sales of book on autism

The Reason I Jump: The Inner Voice of a Thirteen-Year-Old Boy with Autism by Naoki Higashida jumped to  No. 2 from No. 556 on Amazon, more than a month after its release, the day after a guest appearance by co-translator David Mitchell (Cloud Atlas) on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart. Stewart says on the show, which aired […]

The Reason I Jump – how adapting an Autism guide allowed a father to understand his son

Naoki Higashida was only 13 when he wrote The Reason I Jump: The Inner Voice of a Thirteen-Year-Old Boy with Autism. It is not a book like The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, but rather a series of questions and answers about being Autistic, written by an Autistic individual. Much like a […]

This is my child- Mumsnet campaign for special educational needs children

Online parenting advice and news site Mumsnet have just launched their campaign called This Is My Child, which aims to support parents with children with special educational needs. The campaign, launched on August 17  aims to eradicate misunderstanding about children with special needs, and is welcomed by the charity Mencap. It draws on NHS information […]