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Selected Media and Publications


Jordyn Zimmerman is redefining communication as a nonspeaking advocate for disability rights

19th News, April, 2023


Episode 181: Inclusive Education for students with communication disabilities

Beyond 6 Seconds, April, 2023


See Us. Hear Us.: Jordyn Zimmerman

CommunicationFIRST, October, 2022


Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee

NIH VideoCast, April, 2022 (2:27:00)


Nonspeakers and Human Rights

Uniquely Human, November, 2021


Happy Beginnings | Jordyn Zimmerman ’20 Wants to Be a Catalyst for Change

Ohio University, April, 2020

Leaders Around Me: Autobiographies of Autistics who Type, Point, and Spell to Communicate

Leaders Around Me: Autobiographies of Autistics who Type, Point, and Spell to Communicate is a compilation of 45 autobiographies of extraordinary individuals who use keyboards, letter boards, and communication devices. Edited by Edlyn Pena.

Advocate for All

Ohio Today, August, 2018


Ohio Student to Receive International Award

Council for Exceptional Children, April, 2017

Communication As A Basic Right

Medium, April, 2017


A Letter to my IEP Team

The Mighty, November, 2015



Boston College, Chestnut Hill, MA: December, 2021

Masters of Education in Curriculum and Instruction: Extensive Support Needs

Ohio University, Athens, OH: May, 2020 

Bachelor of Specialized Studies in Education Policy

Minor in Communication Studies

Certificate in Law, Justice, & Culture 


The Nora Project, Remote: January 2022 - Present

Program Strategy Manager

  • Identify needs, design training and lead professional development for educators and learners targeted towards understanding disability as diversity with a 98% positive feedback rate

  • Spearhead annual training for over 300 educators demonstrating project management and marketing skills, while achieving a continuous growth rate in sign-ups and 100% participation

  • Develop accessible curriculum to help learners understand disability studies, improve empathy and friendship skills, and learn how to support each other

Boston Public Schools, Boston, MA: January 2021 - December 2022

Professional Intern

National Disability Rights Network, Washington, DC: May 2019 - August 2019

Public Policy Intern

Mentor Cardinal Autism Resource and Education School, Mentor, Ohio: July 2016 - August 2018

Summer Classroom Assistant and Art Instructor


CommunicationFIRST, December 2020 - Present

Board of Directors, Member, Chairperson 


Ohio University Student Senate, October 2017 - April 2020

Commissioner for Minority Affairs 

Ohio University Sparkles, August 2016 - May 2020

Founder and President

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