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This Is Not About Me

Hosted by MonTECH



Apr 17, 5:30 PM MDT


The Roxy Theater

718 South Higgins Avenue, Missoula, MT, 59801


Free Screening

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About the event

What's it like to be nonspeaking in a world that doesn't expect much from you? MonTECH is proud to present, "This Is Not About Me," the story of a nonspeaking autistic woman who fought for a voice and recognition of her personhood and potential. It's also a success story about what can happen when we presume competence.

MonTECH is Montana's free resource for assistive technology. Supporting Montanans who have impaired speech or are nonspeaking is an extremely high priority at MonTECH. This screening is also our kick-off event in anticipation of MontCOMM '24, our sixth annual conference focused solely on augmentative and alternative communication (AAC)!

Please join us to witness Jordyn Zimmerman's journey. #ThisIsNotAboutMe #BecauseCommunicationIsAHumanRight #MonTech #MontCOMM

About the film

This Is Not About Me tells the story of Jordyn Zimmerman. Jordyn dreamt of becoming a teacher. She started out eager to learn at school, but she was soon separated from the other children. Unable to communicate, teachers thought she was also unable to understand or learn. Year after year, her behavior worsened. She was restrained and placed in seclusion. Jordyn found herself caught in a system that unintentionally turned her life into a living nightmare. Finally, at the age of 18, with the help of educators who see her differently, she manages to turn her fate and flourish.




0h 57m




Marco Niemeijer


Jordyn Zimmerman

About the space

The Roxy Theater is an iconic, nonprofit, community-owned theater on the Hip Strip in downtown Missoula. Viewing a film in The Roxy is an experience all its own, from the vintage movie posters to the organic popcorn served with real butter in actual bowls.

Wheelchair accessible

Alcohol for sale

Indoor Event

Food for sale



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