自閉症の僕が跳びはねる理由【THE REASON I JUMP】の「5.どうして何度言っても分からないのですか?」(p20〜21)【Why do you do things you shouldn't even when you've been told a million times not to?(p27-28)】を読みました。

すごく、ストレートな質問です。普通、これは質問したくて言う言葉ではなくて、喧嘩を売る時に使う言葉です。でも、自閉症の人と一緒にいると、いつもそういう言葉を言いたくなってしまうようです。

【p27】
‘How many times do I have to tell you?’

Us people with autism hear that all the time. Me, I'm always being told off for doing the same old things. It may look as if we're being bad out of naughtiness, but honesty, we're not. When we're being told off, we feel terrible that yet again we've done what we've been told not to. But when the chance comes once more, we've pretty much forgotten about the last time and we just get carried away yet again. It's as if something that isn't us is urging us on.

↓最後の言葉は切実です。彼らが例えどんなふうに見えても、彼らの心の中の叫びを忘れてはいけません。

【p28】
But please, whatever you do, don't give up on us. We need your help.

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