In her first year of teaching, students nominated Jennifer for Disney’s American Teacher of the Year Award. From “gifted” to “twice-exceptional” to “the kids other teachers gossiped about in the break room,” she had them all. Over 130 of them. And every, single student — every one — increased test scores AND (more importantly) courage, imagination, and confidence in Mrs. O’Toole’s classes. Years later, she still holds a note that says, “You cared about us in ways that showed how to make every day an adventure. You showed us that the world is a big, fat classroom. And you never forgot how to be a kid. Thank you.” With that background and with the added bonus of discovering her own “Aspie-hood” since, we’re so proud to present you with a toolkit of turn-key, instantly usable plans to be used at home, in classrooms, or wherever busy adults with big hearts want to inspire and encourage young people on to bright futures.