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Nice! Thanks for posting the link, and adding your thoughts. I thought Ashley's book was a mistake, until I read more of your post.
The Fangirl 8 years ago
I'm happy to share the info and the website is a great resource. I just got Ashley's book and I'm excited to see how she handles the subject in a historical setting.
Nice! I'm also curious, so would be interested in hearing what you think.
Marianna 8 years ago
Is this a topic you've read a lot about? What do you think about the book The Reason I Jump by Naoki Higashida? I've been thinking about getting it after seeing an interview with the translator on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart.
I'm also thinking about reading that one, although I don't read much on this subject. If you do read it, I'd be interested in hearing what you think about that!
The Fangirl 8 years ago
Yes, I read a lot about Autism, both in non-fiction and fiction (though there are a lot of grossly inaccurate and fetishzied portrayals of Autistic people in fiction). I have a vested interest in the subject since both of my sons are on the Autism Spectrum, and I suspect other members of my family are on the spectrum, but undiagnosed.
The Fangirl 8 years ago
I haven't read The Reasons I Jump yet, but thanks for reminding me to add it to my reading list. I prefer reading books on autism that are written from the perspective of an Autistic person.

Marianna 8 years ago
Actually, your post reminded ME to add it to my to-read list. I thought I added it already but no... so thanks to you too. ;)
The Fangirl 8 years ago
I'm looking forward to reading it and seeing what you think of it. *starts stalking your blog* ;)
Marianna 8 years ago
Awesome! I'll put in my two-cents but I must warn you that I don't have extensive knowledge on this topic so I won't be able to judge it on authenticity or factuality.
The Fangirl 8 years ago
That's still a very valid POV, and one I want to see. It helps me know whether these kinds of books are helping enlighten people who aren't that knowledgable and casting ASD people in a positive, empathetic light.