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Thursday, December 3 • 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Autism in Heels

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The face of autism is changing, and more often than we realize, that face is wearing lipstick. Whether it’s bad perms, body image, sexuality or self-esteem, this game changing talk reveals the woman inside one of autism’s most prominent figures. Jennifer Cook (formerly Cook O’Toole), like so many women and girls, fit the profile but remained unidentified, facing years of avoidable anxiety, eating disorders, volatile relationships, self-harm, and stunted independence. Now, she offers a love letter to all of us on the human spectrum, a journey of self-discovery, enrichment, and understanding (in iconic red stilettos, empowering every kind of differently-wired mind to become her own best differently-wired kind of wonderful.

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Jennifer Cook (formerly Cook O'Toole)

Bestselling Author, International Speaker, and Founder of belong
Jennifer was identified as being on the spectrum in 2011, just after her three children. She is now the 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... Read More →

Thursday December 3, 2020 6:30pm - 7:30pm EST
Live Zoom Presentation