27 Jun 2021

Non-verbal autism documentary The Reason I Jump ‘game-changing’ for the community

Social Affairs Editor and Presenter

A new documentary inspired by the story of a non-speaking Japanese teenager has been described as “profound” and “game-changing” for the autistic community.

‘The Reason I Jump’ takes us into the world of five young autistic people –  who are non verbal – to convey how they experience life day to day.

We spoke to director Jerry Rothwell and Leo Capella – who acted as a consultant on the film – about the impact they hope it will have on changing our perceptions of people with non-verbal autism.