About The Author

Jasmine Poole

was born in Philadelphia, PA in July of 1988. Although raised in Yeadon, PA. Jasmine graduated from Villanova University in 2011 with her Bachelors of Science in Nursing Degree. 1 month after graduation her son Maurice (Rece) Rush was diagnosed with Autism. This diagnosis fueled her passion to create more awareness and understanding surrounding the subject of Autism. In September 2012 Jasmine and her son's father, Maurice Rush, encouraged many to walk alongside them in their participation with Walk Now for Autism Speaks. It was at this walk that Jasmine stood in front of over 15,000 people at Citizens Bank Park to talk about her son and what AUTISM meant to her family and daily life.

Jasmine has worked as a Pediatric Registered Nurse at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia as well as Pediatric Services of America, Clinical Nurse Researcher and Educator at Thomas Jefferson Hospital and Wills Eye Hospital. She currently works as a Neurology/Neurosurgery RN at The University of Pennsylvania Hospital. Jasmine is now Author to her first children's book "Rece Wants Cereal" in efforts to increase awareness, to magnify a real life challenge of parenting a non-verbal child with autism, and to benefit autism research. It is her hope to change the world, one book at a time.

In Jasmine's spare time, she enjoys crocheting, arts and crafts, singing, random acts of kindness, and showing others that it's okay to laugh! Jasmine recently started a non-profit organization in her son’s honor called The Maurice Rush Foundation. This will help to provide autism support to schools and homes, contribute to autism research, offer resources and support to newly diagnosed individuals/families, and serve as a source of education for the public on the subject of Autism Spectrum Disorder.