how one boy with autism changed the way i see the world

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three years ago, i had very little understanding of autism. then i heard about naoki higashida, a teenager with severe autism who had written an international bestseller called the reason i jump. naoki was diagnosed with autism at the age of five and his book offers remarkable insights into his inner world, challenging popular misconceptions.i wanted to meet naoki and learn more about how he'd overcome disability to become an author. it was an extraordinary story, but naoki is an extraordinary person. i was inspired by naoki and decided to make a documentary about how his words had reached families with autistic children around the world.when i first met naoki i had no idea that he was going to change my life. but as i followed him closely for more than six months, he surprised me again and again. while he struggled to communicate verbally, written words poured out from him with such energy. "to think and write is just like breathing," naoki told me. it was astonishing to watch.what amazed me most was the depth of his inner world and how his words touched my heart. i was overwhelmed by the honesty and power of naoki's writing and how his insights would get to the true nature of......

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