Tag: autism

Book review: The reason I jump, by Naoki Higashida

A book with seemingly an odd title, it caught my eye in the local book shop sale bin because it didn’t immediately explain what it was about. I am glad that I picked it up because it is a stunningly excellent book, that tells… Continue Reading “Book review: The reason I jump, by Naoki Higashida”

Book review: ‘I am in here’ by Elizabeth Bonker

This is a stunningly good read, a book about an ordinary mother’s fight to get the correct education for her autistic daughter, and her daughters fight to communicate with the world.

Autism and the Autistic Spectrum

As you may or may not know, I am by day, a special needs teacher. I have always been one for supporting the underdog. 7 years teaching permanently excluded students in a pupil referral unit taught me to see the finer details, and judge… Continue Reading “Autism and the Autistic Spectrum”