Jennifer O’Toole

Meet Jennifer O’Toole, author of the Asperkids book series, speaker and the winner of the 2012 Temple Grandin Award.  Jennifer was diagnosed as an “Aspie” in adulthood and is the mother of three amazing Asperkids.  As a father of an Aspergirl, I especially appreciate her feminist perspective. She passionately advocates for women and girls on the spectrum because girls with autism have historically been under recognized and misidentified.  With a style all her own,  Jennifer wowed the participants of the 2014 US Autism and Asperger Association Conference with her 10 minute talk titled, “My Ruby Slippers” which will be available for purchase on the US Autism and Asperger Association site next week.  We made this portrait at the conference.  It is very different from her lovely promotional pictures, but I believe it reveals an authentic intensity that will resonate with those who know her.

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