When I grow up I want to be a cat Surviving the education System with Asperger's'

When I Grow Up I Want to Be a Cat is a must read for anyone wanting a better understanding of autism and the barriers individuals face when trying to navigate a much flawed education system. Full of highs and lows Madeleine holds no punches whilst she guides us through her many experiences whilst trying to navigate life.

Lee Burden Senior Trainer Autism West Midlands

'This is an interesting and thoughtful account of growing up different. Levy provides a range of insights into her experience and her thoughtful and reflective tone helps us understand the challenges she, and her social circle, experience as neuro-diverse young people. Often candid, sometimes provocative, occasionally comic,   the book provides some thoughts for education professionals when it comes to reflecting on their practice; challenges media stereotypes and tired tropes; and calls for us all to be a little wiser and a little kinder. The chapter on university life will be particularly useful in reducing uncertainty and anxiety for parents and young people alike. Levy’s lust for life is clear and her exploration and discussion of her many interests and their positive influence on her wellbeing is particularly relevant as we emerge from lockdown and seek to reconnect with others.

Angus Weir, Head of Resource Base, Ninestiles School: An Academy

How can I buy a copy?

Amazon paperback link https://www.amazon.co.uk/When-Grow-Want-Cat-Surviving/dp/1838149007

The book will be available on Amazon ebooks via this link https://www.amazon.co.uk/When-Grow-Want-Cat-Surviving-ebook/dp/B09G23L38G and will also be available from

Kobo https://www.kobo.com/gb/en/ebook/when-i-grow-up-i-want-to-be-a-cat