Josh’s Big Year by Josh Crickmay


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In 2012 15-year-old Josh Crickmay, unable to cope with the demands of the classroom, dropped out of school. Severely suicidal, Josh landed in hospital and was diagnosed with Asperger’s syndrome or High Functioning Autism. Certain that unless they did something radical, they would lose their only child, Josh’s parents quit their jobs and embarked on a quest to give Josh a reason to live and to function in life without a formal education. They did this by building on and kindling Josh’s interests in birding, photography and writing. For an entire year Josh and his parents traveled to every corner of Southern Africa and spent seven weeks in the Amazon and Andes. The remarkable hard covered, coffee table book (30 x 30 x 2.5cm) represents Josh’s own work from photography to layout and design. The book took nearly 3 years to write and it is hoped to impact and give encouragement to a world where one in 59 people are thought to be on the Autism spectrum.

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