Jennifer Cook O’Toole

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Autism Empowerment Radio Guest

Jennifer Cook O'Toole
Jennifer Cook O'Toole Author. Aspie. Asperkids & Autism Advocate

Show Descriptions

 July 19th, 2012 : Jennifer Cook O’Toole Interview: Aspie Mom, Asperkids Author 

Come listen in as Karen with Autism Empowerment Radio interviews award-winning teacher, parent, author and mom, Jennifer Cook O’Toole about her book, Asperkids – An Insider’s Guide to Loving, Understanding and Teaching Children with Asperger Syndrome.

This exciting book is full of effective and fun ways of engaging with children with Asperger’s Syndrome. With originality and insight, Jennifer explains how theory of mind difficulties in autism create the need for concrete forms of communication, and she provides a treasure trove of ways to inspire imagination through sensory experience. In particular, she reveals the untapped power of special interests, showing how to harness them to ensure academic, social and emotional growth.

 July 26th, 2012: Jennifer Cook O’Toole: Special Interests, the way into Asperkids

Learn strategies on how to teach to your child’s special interest as Karen with Autism Empowerment Radio interviews award-winning teacher, parent, author and mom, Jennifer Cook O’Toole.

Jennifer wholeheartedly believes and teaches that there is no more effective way to bond with an Aspie child or to support the acquisition of functional living and learning skills than through the almost magical portal of special interests. It encourages interdisciplinary learning, improves frustration tolerance, facilitates social interaction and helps establish an emotional connection with precious Aspie kids.
Call in or tune in to learn strategies about how to effectively teach children and teens with Asperger’s as Karen with Autism Empowerment Radio brings back recurring guest and award-winning teacher, parent, author, Aspie and Mom, Jennifer Cook O’Toole who will be talking about her different Asperkids series books and strategy tools (many of which Karen has used with her two sons, one with an autism diagnosis and one with an Asperger’s diagnosis).
 August 23rd, 2012: Jennifer Cook O’Toole – Back to School Skills and Social Rules

Going back to school for children and teens on the autism spectrum can be both stressful and laden with anxiety. It can also be positive, inspiring and enriching, especially if you’re using strategies and tools that help empower your children.

Get prepared for success! Join in as Karen Krejcha with Autism Empowerment Radio chats with Jennifer Cook O’Toole, Disney Teacher of the Year nominee and author of Asperkids, An Insider’s Guide to Loving, Understanding and Teaching Children with Asperger Syndrome.

Jennifer will be sharing skills for success to help you and your child(ren) on the autism spectrum start the school year off right. Although Jennifer’s writing is geared toward families impacted by Asperger’s (she is an Aspie herself and parent to 3 Asperkids), the concepts she talks about should be of interest to all parents and teachers of autistic / autism spectrum students.

 November 27th, 2012: Aspergers, Asperkids and Social Rules – When the obvious Isn’t

Being a teen or tween isn’t easy for anyone but it can be especially tough for children  on the autism spectrum with Asperger syndrome. Listen in today to a friendly, thought-provoking conversation between Award Winning Author, Aspie, Advocate and Mom, Jennifer Cook O’Toole and Karen Krejcha at Autism Empowerment Radio.

We’ll be talking about confusing Social Rules for life and in particular, when the “Obvious” isn’t so obvious after all.

Jennifer Cook O’Toole, a very popular repeat guest at Autism Empowerment Radio is the author of “The Asperkid’s SECRET Book of Social Rules, The Handbook of Not-So-Obvious Social Guidelines for Tweens and Teens with Asperger Syndrome”

Her book includes 138 Need-to-know Rules in Bullet Points for you to peruse and go back to for reminders whenever you want and 31 mini-chapters about those Need-To-Knows.

We’ll be asking Jennifer about some of those Need-To-Knows especially in the areas of friendships, understanding our emotions, social niceties and self-worth.

Guest Bio

Jennifer O’Toole is the winner of the 2012 Temple Grandin Award, a recipient of GRASP’s 2012 Distinguished Spectrumite Medal, 2012 AuKids Speaker of the Year, and a nominee for the 2012 Autism Society Book Award and Godiva’s Woman of the Year. TV actress/Activist Holly Robinson Peete even listed Jennifer among her “Autism Parent Superstars.” Most recently, she was added to the “Who’s Who” list of International Aspie Mentors — along with Temple Grandin and Stephen Shore – to contribute to Dr. Tony Attwood’s “Been There. Done That. Try This.” anthology. But it’s Jennifer’s unique “have a cup of coffee with me” conversationalist presentation of useful insights which has touched hearts, lightened spirits and even led to the founding of Asperkids, LLC, a multi-media social education company.

O’Toole was diagnosed as an Aspie in adulthood, is the mother of three Asperkids, the wife of an Aspie, an award-winning educator and author of the internationally-celebrated “Asperkids” book series

Author Books

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Asperkids: An Insiders’s Guide to Loving, Understanding and Teaching Children with Asperger Syndrome<br />
Asperkids: An Insiders’s Guide to Loving, Understanding and Teaching Children with Asperger Syndrome
The Asperkids’ (Secret) Book of Social Rules: A Handbook of Not-So-Obvious Guidelines for Tweens & Teens with Asperger Syndrome<br />
The Asperkids’ (Secret) Book of Social Rules: A Handbook of Not-So-Obvious Guidelines for Tweens & Teens with Asperger Syndrome
The Asperkid’s Launch Pad: Home Design to Empower Everyday Superheroes<br />
The Asperkid’s Launch Pad: Home Design to Empower Everyday Superheroes
The Asperkid’s Not-Your-Average-Coloring-Book<br />
The Asperkid’s Not-Your-Average-Coloring-Book
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