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Jennifer Cook was identified as being on the spectrum in 2011. An autism advocate, on-camera expert for Netflix’s triple-Emmy-Award-Winning “Love on the Spectrum US," star of Joey Travolta’s “Lights, Camera, Friendship!,” and ASD expert for HBO Max, she is the author of nine bestselling books, available in eight languages – including the foundational The Asperkids (Secret) Book of Social Rules, groundbreaking memoir Autism in Heels, and newest My Friend Julia: A Sesame Street Book About Autism. Among her titles are a Wall Street Journal Bestseller, Autism Society of America’s Book of the Year, a Publishers Weekly “Best Book” title winner, and six of BookAuthority's “Best-Selling, “Best Memoir,” and “Top Autism Books of All Time” picks. 


Jennifer is an alumna of Brown and Columbia Universities. Jennifer sits on the Autism Society of America’s Council of Autistic Advisors, consults for Congress’ Autism Research Panel, 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, she helps unzip hidden social rules for neurodiverse people of all ages, coaching them toward more connected, fulfilling lives and relationships. Jennifer is based in Charlotte, NC.

(formerly Cook O'Toole)

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