A video interview with

Jennifer Cook

Author and Autism Advocate

Author and Autism Advocate Jennifer Cook (formerly O’Toole) was identified as being on the spectrum in 2011. An autism advocate, she is the author of nine bestselling books, available in six languages — including the foundational The Asperkids (Secret) Book of Social Rules, the groundbreaking memoir Autism in Heels, children’s book My Friend Julia: A Sesame Street Book About Autism, and Asperkids: An Insider's Guide to Loving, Understanding, and Teaching Children with Asperger’s Syndrome for parents and professionals. Among her titles are a Wall Street Journal bestseller, Autism Society of America Book of the Year, and a Publishers Weekly “Best Book” title winner.

Ms. Cook is the on-camera Autism expert in Netflix’s internationally-celebrated series, “Love on the Spectrum U.S.” She sits on the Autism Society of America’s Council of Autistic Advisors, and is a multi-award-winning international presenter who has spoken everywhere from the White House to the National Institutes of Health to royal audiences in Europe. In her work, Ms. Cook helps unzip hidden social rules for neurodiverse people of all ages, coaching them toward more connected, fulfilling lives and relationships. She lives in Charlotte, NC with her family. Learn more about Jennifer Cook ›


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