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When My Autism Gets Too Big!: A Relaxation Book for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders Mass Market Paperback – Jan 2003

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Product Details

  • Mass Market Paperback: 44 pages
  • Publisher: Autism Asperger Pub Co (January 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 193128251X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1931282512
  • Product Dimensions: 13.1 x 16.7 x 0.3 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 136 g
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  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #612,613 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Amazon.com: 4.3 out of 5 stars 17 reviews
13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars WHAT IT WAS LIKE TO BE ME July 10 2006
By Sharon Cowhey - Published on Amazon.com
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I bought this book so that my 9 year old son could read it. He does not have autism but I do. I want him to be able to try to understand what it was like for me when I was a little girl. My son and I both enjoyed reading this book. This book "When My Autism Gets Too Big!" gave my son just enough information to start learning more about what it is like to have autism. I want him to understand everything there is to know about autism that way there he will know more about me and also about others that he may come in contact with that have autism.
35 of 38 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Not at all what I was expecting ! April 22 2006
By Jade - Published on Amazon.com
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This book is definitely one of those that you should be able to go through before buying !

After reading the raving reviews I ordered it and it was a huge disappointment ! This book was nothing like what I was expecting !

First it is more a booklet or a leaflet than a real book, it probably has about 20 pages (I don't know exactly because I sent it back right away).

When you open the book you usually have one page with a cartoon representing the child coping with his autism getting too big (I personally didn't like the drawings) and on the other page just a few lines of text. That's it !!

This book is made for kids, older kids, that can look at it and relate to it ! I thought it was for parents to teach their kids ways of relaxing, it's not ! (I guess the one I needed was the one explaining the 5 points scale...) I am under the impression that this book is useless unless you have the other one and your child is used to the 5 points scale !

I really hope Amazon is going to add the "search inside" option on this book because anyone interested in it should take a pick to make sure it is what they think it is !
26 of 32 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Big disappointment Oct. 19 2005
By Sandy - Published on Amazon.com
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Sorry to be a naysayer, but I wish I could have seen this book

before I purchased it. It has many pages devoted to nothing (little

words and big cartoon pictures) talking to the kid about what

might make them upset and spectulating on how upset it might

make them. The Dear Teachers and Parents at the beginning of the

book contains the only potentially useful information - in my

opinion. It describes an exercise for the Relaxed Body - a little

different then some other deep exercises - though not necessarily

better. I felt this book had mostly wasted space. Well, I know

that the others reviewers felt differently but that's my take.
13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome book June 16 2005
By Sloan4 - Published on Amazon.com
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My 8 year old son with pdd-nos has claimed this book as his own. We had to read it three times the night it arrived. I wish we'd had this book years ago!

This book teaches calming techniques in the form of a social story, written from the first person. "Now my autism is at a level 5, and it's time to fight back!" so it's easier for my child to incorporate. My son was practicing calming last night, something he's NEVER attempted before.

If you have a child (especially autistic) under age 10 who tends to have violent tantrums, you need this book. Be sure you get one for each autistic kid, as there are activities at the end for the child to describe how they feel at each level.
11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars So glad that I purchased this book! Feb. 24 2006
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This item is really nicely done. While it isn't printed on the sturdiest paper, the content is first-rate. My 11-y-o son responded immediately and being able to flash 3-or-4 fingers at him is a more positive way of reminding him to calm down. He immediately starts the self-talk script, "I want to stay at 1 or 2."

I bought another copy right away for his school.