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u/cloaca · 166 pointsr/todayilearned found something mentioned here at least:

> His team has also used the dog SNP chip to scan for genes that show signatures of selection. One such favored dog gene has a human counterpart that has been implicated in Williams syndrome, where it causes exceptional gregariousness.

But they only speak of a single gene here; if that is all it is, it sounds a bit like a soundbite statement implying the connection too strongly.

But then again, if we're going by connections, it all makes perfect sense... Just consider the undeniably logical proposition that Williams' is the opposite of Asperger's, and then look at this exciting research result.

u/cowhead · 37 pointsr/askscience

Aren't all cats a bit autistic?

This is offered tongue-in-cheek, but there is no reason why certain brain developments in cats could not be mimicked in autism. Such mimicry could even involve similar genetic mutations. It's a far reaching idea, but that doesn't make it untrue.

u/queeraspie · 21 pointsr/autism

Have you read All Cats Have Asperger Syndrome? We're pretty used to being compared to cats, and it's more or less true in some cases (not all cases of autism spectrum disorder are alike). It bugs me a little, but it's because I'm not enough of a cat person to like being called a cat-person.

u/secretcrazy · 16 pointsr/aww
u/ZiGraves · 14 pointsr/todayilearned

One of my cats is waaaay more "autistic" seeming than the other - he avoids physical contact totally until he trusts you, at which point all boundaries are null and void. He's very vocal, so I've had to learn how he communicates, rather than being able to teach him to communicate in a way I find convenient. He's got very strong preferences about texture, and will go hungry rather than eat something "wrong" even though the other cat dgaf. He has his routine, and gets upset when it's thrown off. The other cat travels with only mild complaints, but this one goes nearly comatose from fear and discomfort because he doesn't handle that kind of stimulus well. A lot of stuff that's just "cat behaviour" is kind of magnified with him, and is really similar to the behaviours I see in myself and other people on the spectrum.

OP might also be referencing the kind of ideas in this book.

All Cats Have Aspergers/ All Dogs Have ADHD are useful tools in showing how traits we associate with those disorders are actually valued elsewhere, for example in our beloved pets. It can help teach empathy, including to people who don't have those disorders (eg, the way people are waaaay more patient with a hyperactive puppy than a hyperactive human - apply some of that patience to the human, too!)

u/whiteandnerdy1729 · 14 pointsr/funny

Are you by any chance referring to the inimitable All Cats Have Asperger's Syndrome picture book?

u/Vaguely-witty · 13 pointsr/AnimalsBeingBros

if you expose a cat to a lot of weird things as a kitten, they're more used to it as an adult cat. like baths, strangers, car rides. riding on shoulders.

no, the cat doesn't really need lifelong baths, this could maybe even hurt the cat's coat if it happens a lot. But, kittens need to be shown a lot of stuff, there's a small kernel in that joke "all cats have aspergers".

u/Fibreoptic_Calico · 13 pointsr/StartledCats

There’s an actual book called All Cats Have Aspergers (and a dog version called All Dogs Have ADHD and All Birds Have Anxiety )

u/homochrist · 13 pointsr/gaming
u/Talking_Head · 11 pointsr/aww

> I don't doubt your vets diagnosis, but don't the symptoms of being a cat sometimes align with autism?


u/NeedMoarCoffee · 10 pointsr/MEOW_IRL

It was at barns and Noble or here

It was super cute, and seemed true with my kid.

u/RageAgainstTheRobots · 10 pointsr/TorontoAnarchy

Joke is on them, cats are already naturally autistic

u/Remmy42 · 9 pointsr/aspergers

My son's 7, so my situation's a bit different from yours. But what I did was pick up a copy of "All Cats Have Aspergers Syndrome" ( to start the conversation with my son. He LOVES cats, so this was an easy way to start the conversation. I started talking to him about some of they symptoms I noticed, and how that was a little different than other people. But I also have Aspergers, so I was able to frame it as "other people don't do it, but you and mommy do." We started discussing how he doesn't like to make eye contact, and I asked him if it was easier to look at my mouth (my go-to when having conversations) or my hair line. The conversation built up from there, because he likes to ask questions & learn things. We went over each of the statements in "All Cats Have Aspergers" and he was able to relate them to himself. I did my best to focus on positive statements, letting him know that we're different & that's okay. There's nothing wrong with us.

He still asks me questions about it, and we discuss something about it at least a couple times a week. But the book helped start the discussion.

I hope that helps you out.

u/cakeisatruth · 6 pointsr/autism
  • All Cats Have Asperger Syndrome - just explain that Asperger's is an older name for autism.

  • My Best Friend Will is very sweet.

  • Since We're Friends is good but not great.

    I would really recommend you to preview any books you're going to give him. Unfortunately, a lot of books take the tone of, "Autism is a big problem, because autistics can't do X, Y, or Z, and that makes me sad and embarrassed." Make sure he knows that all autistic people have different abilities, and it isn't a bad thing. He's more likely to be understanding if he gets that there's a reason his brother acts differently.
u/AuntieChiChi · 6 pointsr/aspergers

My son is 9. We told him last year because he wanted to know why he was seeing his other doctor so much (because the school wouldn't get off our case until we had a diagnosis. Until we got it, we knew already, but had no need for it to be formal).

I got a book called "all cats have aspergers". It's a picture book and it's for kids, but it's really cute and it got the idea across in a simple way.

If you have a decent relationship with him and can talk to him about other things, I say go for it. If not, then maybe find a way to work it into a conversation. We made sure to clarify for our son that this diagnosis was not his end-all excuse for his behavior (when it was bad), nor was it something that he had to view as something "bad"....but rather, it was an explanation for those questions like "why am i different/why do i think/see things so differently" or "why do we have to go about things differently than so&so"...

I hope that helps and I wish you the best of luck. After the initial fun of saying Ass-Burgers, my kid has mostly forgotten about it and just does his thing.

u/RoundSparrow · 6 pointsr/pics

> People require different amounts of socialization (the ones who do absolutely zero socialization...well it's not pretty).


u/MilesGates · 6 pointsr/pics

Well, there is a book called "All cats have Aspergers Syndrome" and another called "All Dogs have ADHD"

u/anotheregomaniac · 5 pointsr/aww

Check out the book ["All Cats Have Asperger Syndrome" by Kathy Hoopman] ( I gave a copy to my daughter who cares for an autistic young adult and they both loved it.

u/WeirdChickenLady · 5 pointsr/vaxxhappened

Isn’t an autistic dog just a cat? 🤔

Source: All Cats Have Aspergers

u/AtomicKittensAttack · 5 pointsr/vaxxhappened

Oh yes because all cats have autism!

Seriously, who the heck calls their cat autistic? Your cat can’t talk to you? Oh no your cat is non verbal! Your cat is autistic!

u/waterbottlesavage · 5 pointsr/aspiememes

This is the premise for a children's book that explains ASD.

u/Dark_Green_Blanket · 5 pointsr/funny
u/Shubniggurat · 4 pointsr/aspergers

Cats. Seriously. Your cat sounds like a terror, and that happens sometimes. It's more likely to happen with re-homed adult cats, because they don't bond well with their new owner. I would tend to recommend a kitten, around 10 weeks old. (Alternately, if could have been trying to play with you; some people teach cats to play too roughly as kittens, and are then distressed when the behaviour continues as adults.) You also have to learn what cats, and your cat in particular, does, and does not, like. Four of my seven cats hate being held, but love perching on my shoulder while I walk around. (I often have small punctures from their claws.) One is half-feral, and barely tolerates being touched at all, but likes being in the same room, and within 2' of me. (He will bite, but not nearly as hard as he used to.) Something to remember with cats is that they mostly use body position and tails to communicate with each other, so you have to consciously learn what they're saying to you. Oh, and direct eye contact is considered aggressive and a sign of dominance in cats.

If you decide to give a cat another try, look for cat breeds that are generally considered both docile and affectionate; a Ragdoll would be a great choice (as long as you keep up on brushing).

u/graymansnel · 3 pointsr/aspergers

This it helped me as a kid to better under stand it, And it also helped my mother out a lot too.

u/algrea · 3 pointsr/IAmA

This video is a great resource. The artists have captured the literal sense of language, special interests (trains as an example in this case), and lack of eye contact or use of social greetings--all true and accurate symptoms of Asperger's Disorder. We frequently recommend the book All Cats Have Asperger Syndrome to families. Feed back has been positive.

u/blackpes0 · 3 pointsr/CatTaps
u/AdditionalHat · 3 pointsr/aspergirls

Well said, I just had a similar thought upon reading a long reply on my cat question ('why are we obsessed with cats') that I just posted on this sub inspired by this post and comment. It made me think of exactly this - NTs are like dogs and we are like cats - and then I saw your comment!

The book is in many places, for example here But yeah, I need to order it too when I get £££, and I can't believe I first heard about it a few years back and still haven't actually ordered it.

u/intangiblemango · 3 pointsr/vaxxhappened
u/TweaktheReaper · 3 pointsr/aspergirls

Oh man, good on you for giving that kitten an escape. There's a book on my Amazon wishlist, All cats have Asperger's Syndrome that I want to read because I've always had animals growing up and I absolutely believe that's true. Even the most social cats and kittens need some time away from people, and being tugged at and in a loud environment (screaming) would have probably scared the poor thing to death...

Good job!

u/JunkoAdoresMonsters · 3 pointsr/TrueOffMyChest

In order to explain my autism to my family I was given a book.

All Cats Have Asperger Syndrome

u/CouncillorBirdy · 3 pointsr/blogsnark

Kind of OT, but I own these two children's books:

u/JimmyKeepCool · 2 pointsr/disability

Plus her attitude towards others with disabilities will strongly shape her children's attitude.

There also a lot of kids books on the subject, though it may be difficult to find ones that aren't overdone. Kathy Hoopmann's books are really good, IMO. She's got one on Aperger's/Autism and one on ADHD. She her descriptions of both Aspergers and ADHD are spot on and easy to understand.

As they get older, you might consider having them volunteer to work with children with disabilities (like a camp counselor, tutor, reading buddy, or whatever).

You might also consider enrolling them in a preschool that has "blended" classes (both typical peers and those that are "developmentally delayed"). My younger siblings have all gone this route and it's been a good experience for them, I think.

u/SWaspMale · 2 pointsr/autism

The reason I asked about cats was I thought he might like this book

u/UnknownTrash · 2 pointsr/aspergirls

link for the curious.
I was gifted this book and it's really cute and wholesome.

u/brash_hopeful · 2 pointsr/ShitMomGroupsSay

The comparison between cats and autistic people is interesting. Like cats, they tend to like their own space, like and need routine, lash out when upset etc. It can be a pretty useful way to explain and understand Autism - there’s actually a children’s book that playfully shows the similarities between cats and people with Aspergers, called All Cats Have Asperger Syndrome. Just like the cat doesn’t communicate in a human language so we have to look for the ways she does communicate with us, Autistic people use a different communication language to allistic people.

I particularly like this comparison because it asserts that there’s nothing wrong with the cat, or the Autistic person, they just see the world differently and communicate in a different way. Rather than forcing them to fit into our understanding of “normal”, we can work together to communicate needs and desires effectively.

u/sisyphus_wrecked · 2 pointsr/nfl
u/nomic42 · 2 pointsr/Fitness
u/Pandaemonium · 2 pointsr/autism

This is a great book for introducing autism to kids - All Cats Have Asperger's Syndrome

u/SleepyNoch · 2 pointsr/autism

Here is a book my therapist gave me to read after I was diagnosed. This might help you understand why you see that connection.

u/isador · 2 pointsr/autism

Some good ones for him and/or his class: Different Like Me, Can I Tell You About Asperger Syndrome, All Cats Have Asperger Syndrome, What it is to be me, The Autism Acceptance Book, The Juice Box Bully, Ethan's Story, The Bully Blockers.

Of Mice and Aliens and the other books by Kathy Hoopman are awesome. My son read them them all in a day.

u/Lurker4years · 2 pointsr/funny

You know about this book right? "All Cats Have Aspergers"?

u/JPozz · 1 pointr/funny

No no no. They've got it backwards.

All cats have Asperger's

All dogs have ADHD

u/Roben9 · 1 pointr/WTF

True, but it doesn't mean the books are not funny or have ill-advised elements that can be found humorous.

I work in a bookstore and there are many other books available for children with psychological, physiological, or developmental disorders. Some of them are funny and should be laughed at such as All Cats Have Asperger Syndrome. This is one of those books.

And it is a WTF moment if you were to just find this book with little to no context. Bipolar Bear? WTF?

u/vmackenzie · 1 pointr/aspergers

All Cats Have Aspergers Syndrome

My "spirit animal" (if there are such things) is a lion. Ironically though, I'm allergic to cats.

u/Bbrhuft · 1 pointr/news
u/avalikia · 1 pointr/AMA

Cats. They're all on the autism spectrum too, so they 'get' me.

u/mimbailey · 1 pointr/cats

Have you ever heard of the book All Cats Have Asperger’s Syndrome? :)

u/MercyRoseLiddell · 1 pointr/u_DanceswithStorms

I’m sorry you’ve had to go through all of that.

Although if 3 of your psych doctors think you have Aspergers, you probably do. From my understanding (from my own psych doctor) there isn’t really a test for it, rather than behavioral markers, thought and even speech patterns. There also isn’t much you can do for Aspergers other than behavioral therapy.

Source: I have Aspergers.

Some books that might give some more insight are:


Look me in the eye is a story from someone who was diagnosed later in life.

u/lovemyfakeboobs · 1 pointr/funny
u/Kizylex · 1 pointr/cats

I might not have the exact answer you're looking for but this book came to mind:

I passed by this book when I worked at a Barnes and Noble and always found it mildly interesting..

Cats are a complete mystery to me and there may be explanations out there. Maybe some in books like this but I think their mysterious ways/quirks make them so fun to be around. And yes I realize the book is a children book about Aspergers.

u/ModelmayhemSJW · -1 pointsr/newhampshire