Smart. Lively. Cheeky. A global conversation-starter with a doppleganger Sesame Street muppet.
That’s Jennifer O’Toole. She’s a serious lover of shoes and glitter -- not to mention celebrated author,
award-winning international speaker, and advocate of geektastic awesomeness everywhere.
Jennifer was identified as being on the spectrum in 2011, just after her children's diagnoses. Over the following five years, she wrote the six-book Asperkids series, which quickly became the best-selling collection in the world for and about people with autism, translated (so far) into four languages and garnering upwards of thirty awards, including the Autism Society of America’s 2014 Outstanding Literary Work of the Year.
The creation of AK (Asperkids) -- a multimedia social re-education company focused on being "Different. Together." -- took her message even bigger, sparking imaginations, changing minds, and rewriting the autism narrative.
Jennifer now sits on the Autism Society of America's Panel of People on the Spectrum, has been recognized as one of the “World’s Top Aspie Mentors,” is the winner of the Temple Grandin Global Contribution Award, has advised the President’s Council at the White House, addressed Their Royal Highnesses the Princess Sophie of England and Princess Marie of Denmark, and was named one of the 50 Most Influential Women in NC.
In her highly-anticipated memoir, Autism in Heels: The Untold Story of a Female Life on the Spectrum, already one of BookRiot's “Top Amazing Feminist Book of 2018” and an Amazon #1 New Release, Jennifer courageously smashes stereotypes of what it means to be autistic and female.