Jordyn Zimmerman is a graduate student of education at Boston College studying Curriculum and Instruction: Special Education. Before graduate school, she completed her bachelor’s degree in Education Policy at Ohio University, where she founded the seventh inclusive collegiate cheer team in the nation under Generation Spirit (formerly The Sparkle Effect). As a nonspeaking autistic student who was denied access to effective augmentative communication until she was 18 years old, Jordyn has personal experience challenging the educational status quo. An avid advocate, Jordyn is on the Board of Directors for CommunicationFIRST and is passionate about ensuring every student is able to access effective communication and exercise their right to a truly inclusive education. Jordyn’s website is www.JordynZimmerman.com and she can be followed on Twitter at @Jordynbzim.
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