This week I am joined by  bestselling author, international speaker and autism advocate, Jennifer Cook, to smash the stereotypes of what it means to be autistic and female.

Jennifer has dedicated her life to redefining the spectrum and informing the world about how autism impacts females, and how this differs from the impact on males.

Listen to learn more about the consequences of overlooking the diagnosis of autism in women.

About the Guest Speaker
Jennifer Cook
Smart. Lively. Cheeky. A global conversation-starter with a Sesame Street doppleganger who just happens to have discovered (at age thirty-five) that she was on the autism spectrum.

That's Jennifer Cook (formerly Cook O’Toole), author of seven bestselling books --the Asperkids collection, Sisterhood of the Spectrum, and Autism in Heels -- which include a Wall Street Journal Bestseller, a Publishers Weekly "Best Book" title winner, and three of Book Authority's "Best-Selling" and "Top Autism Books of All Time."

She is the bestselling female author of any single book in the genre and an award-winning international speaker, celebrated in the press as a "role model of positivity" whose insights touch hearts, lighten spirits, and broaden minds.

Jennifer graduated from Brown University, going on to the Graduate School of Social Work at Columbia University, and the Graduate School of Education at Queens University. She and her family reside near Charlotte, North Carolina.