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Improving K-12 education for students on the autism spectrum in Montgomery County, MD

Documentary Screening and Live Interview with Jordyn Zimmerman

  • 28 Oct 2021
  • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
  • Online

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An xMinds Event

Documentary: This is Not About Me

Thursday, October 28, 2021 @ 7:00 PM  – 8:30 PM

Cost:  Free


xMinds will be a screening a brand new 1-hour documentary about a remarkable young woman, Jordyn Zimmerman, who opens up her life to reveal what she experienced growing up as a nonspeaking autistic child.


The documentary follows a childhood where professionals misunderstood Jordyn and pushed her in ways that created more and more distress. She was moved from school to school by educators who couldn't handle her behavior.  Finally, at age 18, she given a communication device that changed her life.  Jordyn had never had access to the regular curriculum before, but graduated from high school in one year. She has since graduated from Ohio University and is pursuing her Master's in Education at Boston College. She aims to be a catalyst for education reform. 


The documentary will be followed by an half-hour interview with Jordyn, who communicates independently using an AAC voice-generating device. 


Join us for an eye-opening and inspiring experience! 


Find out more about this important documentary here.


This event will be recorded. 


Simultaneous interpretation in Spanish will be available.



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