CLEVELAND — Milestones Autism Resources announces its 2018 award recipients, and Hudson’s Jordyn Zimmerman will be honored at the 2018 Milestones National Autism Conference. 

Winners are determined by a committee comprising parents, self-advocates and professionals. They will be recognized June 14 and 15 from 9:15 to 9:45 a.m. at the conference at the I-X Center for their outstanding achievements and contributions for the autism community.

Zimmerman will be recognized with the Personal Achievement Award.

As a non-verbal individual with autism, school was never a walk in the park for Zimmerman due to her communication needs. Now, she is a full-time sophomore at Ohio University working to create a more inclusive world. When faced with obstacles, Zimmerman looks for ways to overcome. 

She found her voice through assisted technology and is now using that voice to make real changes. After seeing a lack of inclusive opportunities on campus, Zimmerman started a student organization to raise acceptance throughout the student body and community.

The Milestones National Autism Conference showcases relevant and cutting-edge information for professionals, family members and individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder. More than 90 different workshops, featuring local and national autism experts, are presented to more than 1,000 attendees.

Premier sponsors of the 2018 Milestones National Autism Conference are University Hospitals Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital and Robert W. Baird & Co. For more information about the 2018 Milestones National Autism Conference and to register, visit milestones.org.