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Selected Media and Publications

Nonspeaking autistic woman embarks on journey to advocate for disability rights

CBS Mornings, May, 2024


An AAC Users Perspective on Access and Inclusion

CAST Accessible Learning Podcast, April, 2024


Nonspeaking Woman with Autism Now an Education Advocate

PEOPLE, May, 2023


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

SLP's As AAC Gatekeepers

Invited presentation at ASHA, November, 2022. CommunicationFIRST Blog

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 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



Quantic School of Business and Technology | December, 2024 (Anticipated)

Master of Business Administration


Boston College | December, 2021

Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction: Extensive Support Needs

Ohio University | May, 2020 

Bachelor of Specialized Studies in Education Policy

Minor in Communication Studies

Certificate in Law, Justice, & Culture 

Professional Experience

The Nora Project

Head of Product Strategy, February 2024 - Present

  • Develop and articulate visioning to drive outcomes, achieving a 90% impact across all products.

  • Utilize market data and research to identify opportunities, define product positioning, inform product strategies, and create roadmaps to support business objectives.

  • Lead a team of 2-4 program advisors per project, working cross functionally across departments; pooling resources and expertise to expedite product development processes.

Program Strategy ManagerJanuary 2022 - February 2024

  • Designed and delivered training focusing on disability with a 98% positive feedback rate.

  • Spearheaded annual hybrid training for 300+ learners demonstrating project management and marketing skills, resulting in a continuous growth rate in sign-ups and 100% participation rates. 

Boston Public Schools, Boston, MA

Professional Intern, January 2021 - December 2021

National Disability Rights Network, Washington, DC

Public Policy Intern​ (AAPD), May 2019 - August 2019

Involvement and Leadership

United States President's Committee for People with Intellectual Disabilities

Appointee, March 2022 - Present


Board of Directors, Member; Chairperson, December 2020 - Present

Hillel International

Student Cabinet Co-Chair; Board of Directors, Member, September 2018 - August 2023

Ohio University Sparkles

Founder and President, August 2016 - May 2020

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