The Reason I Jump

In 2007, a non-verbal autistic 13-year-old by the name of Naoki Higashida wrote a book about autism using an alphabet board. The Reason I Jump is adapted from this book. Under the direction of Jerry Rothwell he examines the lives of five non-speaking, autistic teenagers, by using a number of audiovisual tricks to show how certain sensory overloads can affect their lives and insights. The film captures an accurate depiction of autism and uses paragraphs from this book, to illustrate the differences in the thinking of those with autism and everyone else around.

  • Program
  • Original title
    The Reason I Jump
  • Director
    Jerry Rothwell
  • Producer
    Paul G. Allen
  • Writers
    Naoki Higashida
  • Playtime
    1 h 22 min
  • Year
  • Country
    USA, United Kingdom
  • Age limit
    All ages admitted
  • Distributor
    Selmer Media