AK began in 2012 without much planning – a casual way to share some personal insights. That was it. But, on May 15th, everything changed. In one day, the first Asperkids book was released, AND Jennifer was awarded BOTH the Temple Grandin Award for Outstanding Global Contribution AND the GRASP DM Medal. Something big was starting, it seemed, and that something would require a lot more help.
Two-and-a-half years later, we are “Our Team.” Four crazy-busy gals on two continents, trying to juggle multiple careers, inboxes, time zones, and ten kids among us. We firmly believe in the therapeutic power of frozen beverages with little umbrellas, in actually telling one another when somebody has lipstick on her tooth, and in backyard trampolines (theoretically for sensory-seeking children….but equally important for their moms). We’ll do our best to make sure you feel like one of us, because the truth is that yes, we are each on our own journey. But none of us has to travel alone.
Jennifer is the idea girl. Author, advocate. The imaginating force at the heart of everything AK.
Guilty Pleasures: Fabulous shoes, delicious vintage fashion, glitter, and always — jazz hands.
Laura is the organizer. Jennifer’s go-to and the welcoming committee when folks reach out to AK, she’s also the woman to contact for speaking engagements.
Guilty Pleasure: Salt-n-vinegar potato chips & “How I Met Your Mother” reruns.
Guilty Pleasure:Tea, travel, and fuzzy socks.
Guilty Pleasure:Attending boy band concerts to “keep her teen daughter company.” (SURE, Anne!)