Jordyn Zimmerman, M.Ed., earned her bachelors degree in Education Policy from Ohio University and her Masters of Education at Boston College. As a nonspeaking autistic student who was denied access to effective augmentative communication until she was 18, Jordyn has personal experience challenging the educational status quo, which is featured in the 2021 documentary, This Is Not About Me.
Technology helped open Jordyn's world and she began advocating for students through a series of engagements. Since then, she has keynoted and presented at conferences around the world, is on the board of CommunicationFIRST, works as Director of Professional Development at The Nora project, and has been featured by prominent media outlets. Jordyn has written blogs for companies in Amsterdam and has been featured by educators on an international level. Most recently, Jordyn was appointed to serve on the President's Committee for People with Intellectual Disabilities.
An avid advocate for all students, Jordyn is passionate and determined to make a difference in the world of education — making sure every student is able to access effective communication and exercise their right to a truly inclusive education.
What People Are Saying:
"Jordyn's keynote touched the hearts and minds of educators from all over the world. The powerful combination of visuals and clear writing made for a very compelling presentation. Her lessons are a must for all educators. We need young people like Jordyn who can change the world!"
-Alan November, Marblehead, MA
International leader in education technology, author, and host of the Building Learning Communities Conference.
"Jordyn informed and challenged the practice of over 1000 staff within our district. A year later and the teachers still come to me talking about her takeaways when constructing lessons and brainstorming ideas."
-High School Principal, Houston, TX