All photography in this post is by April Slocombe.
‘All Cats Have Asperger Syndrome’ is a book that was written by Kathy Hoopmann, who also wrote ‘All Dogs Have ADHD.’ She wrote it to educate children and their families on Asperger syndrome, which is a form of autism. Like with ‘All Dogs Have ADHD,’ ‘All Cats Have Asperger Syndrome’ some stock photographs are from Shutterstock whereas most of them are from Dreamstime.com.
The book begins with a sentence that says, “The first signs of Asperger Syndrome are usually picked up very young.” Contrary to this, Asperger syndrome is often not diagnosed until later in life.
The following traits and symptoms that people with autism or Asperger syndrome display are listed throughout the book:
Here are some more positive traits that a child with autism or Asperger syndrome can have:
There is also a message that says all people with autism or Asperger syndrome are different, but “there is a little bit of Asperger in us all.” People who are neurotypical can also become overwhelmed like people with autism or Asperger syndrome can as stated by our content volunteer April Slocombe in her own blog.
In conclusion, ‘All Cats with Asperger Syndrome’ is just as educational and informative as ‘All Dogs Have ADHD’ is. While its pros include adorable photographs of cats throughout and text that is easy to read, its cons include its sole focus on Asperger syndrome rather than ASD as a whole; its main emphasis on children rather than both children and adults; and the cat being likened to a person with autism or Asperger syndrome being referred to as “he” probably because autism and Asperger syndrome are more common in males than females. The book also doesn’t mention famous people or historical figures who have had autism or Asperger syndrome.
Amazon U.K. link to purchase the book: https://www.amazon.co.uk/All-Cats-Have-Asperger-Syndrome/dp/1843104814/ref=sr_1_1?crid=1HHFZ1DI02SSD&dchild=1&keywords=all+cats+have+asperger+syndrome&qid=1586874266&sprefix=all+cats+h%2Caps%2C161&sr=8-1
Stompgal87blog’s NTs Have Meltdowns and Feel Overwhelmed or Overloaded Too: https://stompgal87.blog/2017/11/10/nts-have-meltdowns-and-feel-overwhelmed-or-overloaded-too/