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Jennifer Cook O'Toole

Jennifer Cook O'Toole has Asperger syndrome and is the mother to three young Aspie children. She graduated from Brown University, and attended Columbia University's Graduate School of Social Work. She has previously worked as a social worker, and a teacher in both special needs and mainstream education. She has also served on the Family Advisory Board for Levine Children's Hospital, North Carolina, and regularly gives presentations at hospitals and local universities on special needs parenting. In 2002 she was nominated for Disney's Teacher of the Year Award. More recently, she has been honored with the GRASP (Global and Regional Asperger Syndrome Partnership) 2012 Distinguished Spectrumite Medal, as well as the 2012 Temple Grandin Award for ???outstanding accomplishment and contribution to [her] family and community???. She lives near Charlotte, North Carolina.

JKP publications by Jennifer Cook O'Toole

  1. Sisterhood of the Spectrum

    An Asperger Chick's Guide to Life

    Jennifer Cook O'Toole, Anne-Louise Richards

    Jennifer Cook O'Toole provides girls on the autism spectrum with an inspiring guide to life in her new book, covering everything from friendship and accepting the unique 'you' to dating and body shapes. Full of inspirational advice, and with illustrations throughout, it will be the perfect companion for any Asperger chick on the road to womanhood. Learn More
    Apr 2015, Paperback / softback, 9.21in x 6.14in / 234mm x 156mm, 240pp, £13.99
    ISBN: 978-1-84905-790-5
    Apr 2015, Ebook, 8.50in x 5.43in / 216mm x 138mm, 240pp
    ISBN: 978-1-78450-056-6
  2. The Asperkid's Game Plan

    Extraordinary Minds, Purposeful Play... Ordinary Stuff

    Jennifer Cook O'Toole

    The Asperkid's Game Plan teaches how to use purposeful structured play to engage the bright minds of Asperkids, building on strengths that they already have and developing core skills that they often struggle with, such as fine motor and social skills. Full of practical and fun learning games that can be used in the home or classroom. Learn More
    2014, Hardback, 8.27in x 8.27in / 210mm x 210mm, 248pp, £16.99
    ISBN: 978-1-84905-959-6
    2014, Ebook, 8.50in x 5.43in / 216mm x 138mm, 248pp
    ISBN: 978-0-85700-779-7
  3. The Asperkid's Not-Your-Average-Coloring-Book

    Jennifer Cook O'Toole

    Gathering the artistic talents of children with Asperger syndrome and artists from around the world, as well as her own artwork, Jennifer O'Toole has created a one-of-a-kind coloring book. Full of Aspie special interests – mythology, science, math, and more – this cool coloring book is educational, fun, and above all a celebration of difference! Learn More
    2013, Paperback / softback, 11.00in x 8.50in / 279.4mm x 216mm, 64pp, £7.50
    ISBN: 978-1-84905-958-9
  4. The Asperkid's Launch Pad

    Home Design to Empower Everyday Superheroes

    Jennifer Cook O'Toole

    This unique visually-led guide helps parents to prepare a home environment that supports the development of children with Asperger syndrome. Jennifer O'Toole gives readers a walk-through tour of the home, showing, room by room, how physical surroundings affect Asperkids and highlighting the learning opportunities in every space and object. Learn More
    2013, Hardback, 8.27in x 8.27in / 210mm x 210mm, 168pp, £12.99
    ISBN: 978-1-84905-931-2
    2013, Ebook, 8.50in x 5.43in / 216mm x 138mm, 168pp
    ISBN: 978-0-85700-727-8
  5. The Asperkid's (Secret) Book of Social Rules

    The Handbook of Not-So-Obvious Social Guidelines for Tweens and Teens with Asperger Syndrome

    Brian Bojanowski, Jennifer Cook O'Toole

    The Asperkid's (Secret) Book of Social Rules offers witty insights into baffling social codes such as making and keeping friends, and common conversation pitfalls. Ideal for all 10-17 year olds with Asperger syndrome, this book provides inside information on over thirty social rules helping Asperkids to navigate the mysterious world around them. Learn More
    2012, Paperback / softback, 9.21in x 6.14in / 234mm x 156mm, 280pp, £13.99
    ISBN: 978-1-84905-915-2
    2012, Ebook, 8.50in x 5.43in / 216mm x 138mm, 280pp
    ISBN: 978-0-85700-685-1
  6. Asperkids

    An Insider's Guide to Loving, Understanding and Teaching Children with Asperger Syndrome

    Jennifer Cook O'Toole, Liane Holliday Willey

    Asperkids is an insider's guide full of effective and fun methods for engaging with children with Asperger Syndrome. Award-winning Aspie, teacher and parent, Jennifer O'Toole discusses theory of mind, communication, sensory difficulties, and how to use a child's special interests to encourage academic, social, and emotional growth. Learn More
    2012, Paperback / softback, 9.21in x 6.14in / 234mm x 156mm, 192pp, £13.99
    ISBN: 978-1-84905-902-2
    2012, Ebook, 8.50in x 5.43in / 216mm x 138mm, 192pp
    ISBN: 978-0-85700-647-9