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Raising Martians - from Crash-landing to Leaving Home

Raising Martians - from Crash-landing to Leaving Home

How to Help a Child with Asperger Syndrome or High-functioning Autism

Joshua Muggleton
Foreword by Tony Attwood

Paperback: £12.99 / $19.95

2011, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 240pp
ISBN: 978-1-84905-002-9, BIC 2: VFX JNSG2

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Joshua Muggleton knows from personal experience what it is like to grow up feeling like 'a Martian marooned on planet Earth'. Now 22 and studying psychology at the University of St. Andrews, he combines his insights into what it means to have Asperger Syndrome (AS) with his scientific knowledge of the autism spectrum to write an invaluable guide for parents and teachers.

Opening with the very basics of what autism is, Joshua covers mental health, sensory issues, obsessions and rituals, friendships and social situations, and shopping, travelling, and holidays, before tackling what is arguably the biggest challenge of any Aspie child's life: school - and with it, bullying, homework, and other challenges. Providing the inside track on Asperger Syndrome in childhood, he describes practical ways in which parents and teachers can help, and offers a wealth of advice and helpful hints and tips for approaching common difficulties.

An essential guide for any parent or teacher wishing to understand and help a child with Asperger Syndrome or high-functioning autism, Raising Martians will take them from crash-landing to leaving home.

Blog posts

Transition Talk – Josh Muggleton answers your questions.

10 September 2013

During World Autism Awareness Month we invited members of our Facebook page to ask JKP authors a question of their choice and we were overwhelmed by the high level of response. In this second instalment of answers, Joshua Muggleton responds to questions on how best to prepare for starting university, leaving home and progressing into adulthood. Many of...

Josh Muggleton’s: ten top tips for secondary school survival

30 April 2013

No 1. Get organized! Unlike primary school, at secondary school, you are going to have lots of different subjects and teachers in a day. This means you have to be really organized, to make sure you bring all the right stuff on the right day. Get a box, and a series of colored cardboard folders...

Ask the author: Josh Muggleton

29 April 2013

Throughout World Autism Awareness Month 2013, our readers were offered the opportunity to ask JKP authors a question of their choice. Josh Muggleton, author of Raising Martians from Crash-Landing to Leaving Home, provides an insider’s perspective on growing up with Asperger Syndrome. He answers questions on understanding Asperger’s and how best to survive the school environment. “When do I talk to...

Josh Muggleton’s Top Tips for people on the Autism Spectrum – Tip #2: Adjusting to University

22 May 2012

In this series of videos, Josh Muggleton gives his Top Tips on various subjects for people on the Autism Spectrum. This month, he offers some advice from his own personal experience about how to adjust to life at university. Joshua Muggleton has Asperger Syndrome, and is currently studying Psychology at the University of St Andrews...

JKP authors celebrate World Autism Awareness Month!

2 April 2012

Happy World Autism Awareness Month (WAAM) to all of our readers! In this special post, JKP authors share their personal plans for the month ahead, what they’ll be doing to raise awareness, and what their hopes are for the future. Susan Moreno Susan Moreno is the Founder and president of MAAP Services, Inc. and co-author of...