Zoom Autism Magazine Issue 3 Spring 2015 - Page 34

Jennifer Cook O’Toole is not someone who blends into the background easily. Her quick wit, contagious laugh and signature ruby red heels demand nothing less than a spotlight on stage. She is spreading a message that autism certainly does not have to look one way. Jennifer is the author of five bestselling books and has a sixth one coming out April 21 (Sisterhood of the Spectrum: An Asperger Chick’s Guide to Life). You would think that someone with a list of awards and accomplishments as long as her fiery red hair, including such prestigious titles as winner of the Autism Society of America’s 2014 Outstanding Literary Work of the Year, the 2012 Temple Grandin Award and recipient of GRASP’s 2012 Distinguished Spectrumite Medal, would b