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Initial post: Aug 26, 2009 12:03:54 PM PDT
Jorja says:
his aunt bought our 17 year old with autism the first wimpy kid book and he took off reading it out loud

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 8, 2010 5:59:00 AM PDT
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Posted on Jun 3, 2010 5:35:50 PM PDT
My 8 year old son who has Aspergers is enjoying me reading "Dog Days" to him. The bad thing about having Aspergers is that the older the children get the there is less pictures in a book and the more they have to leave to their imagination. This is a struggle for them. That is why my son enjoys the book is because of the pictures. Sometime I have to explain things to him but for the most part I think children and young adults with Autism would love this book!

Posted on Oct 22, 2010 11:00:44 AM PDT
My grandson is 8 and loves the Wimpy kid series. He was a great reader at 4 and these books have just kept him going.

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 28, 2010 11:28:57 PM PDT
J. Beverley says:
My young nephew with Aspergers responded very enthusiastically to this series, which I started sending as Christmas and birthday gifts a few years ago. He composes a lot of elaborate "comic books", so your point about the illustrations may more significant than you think. While these books don't do much to address "empathy" issues, they seem to engage something in the autistic mind. My brother told me that he just devoured this title, Diary of a Wimpy Kid Do-It-Yourself Book, and actually did the exercises. See if your son's imagination and initiative are kindled by this title. At the listed price, it could be very cheap, effective therapy.

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 17, 2011 4:28:46 AM PDT
My son is 11 and has Autism (high functioning). He too likes to draw up his own comic books and enjoys every single Wimpy Kid book. He too did every exercise in the Do-It-Yourself book. I don't know what it is about these books but he absolutely loves them!

Posted on Apr 22, 2013 12:39:54 AM PDT
C. Ritter says:
My 6 year old grandson (high functioning autistic) LOVES the Whimpy Kid books!
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