The World According to Jake's Mom with Jenn Lynn

Season 1 Episode 13

Embracing Holland Episode 13

What we talk about…

  • Jenn and her son Jake’s work with their local police department on autism understanding and awareness
  • Jenn’s pivot from a media career to one of community advocacy for people with disabilities 
  • Seeing behavior as communication - “Don’t shape by shaming”
  • Mental health advocacy
  • Adoption
  • Being mentored by Temple Grandin’s Mom! 



Jenn Lynn is passionate about helping all families dealing with Autism.  She is mother of a teenage son, Jake, with Autism Spectrum Disorder, ADHD, Anxiety Disorder, Mood Disorder NOS, and Executive Function Disorder.   Lynn serves on the Commission for People with Disabilities of Montgomery County, All Clear Education Services, the Arc US Diversity Committee, Humana Behavioral Health and collaborates with I/DD professionals and doctors.  Ms. Lynn strives to educate, enrich, and empower parents and community members by sharing what she's learned from 4 years training Law Enforcement, 2 years as an ABA technician, experience with PBIS training, first-hand behavior training at the Kennedy Krieger Institute, her work in special education (public/private schools), and her job with adults with special attributes.  ​The former TV news producer speaks and writes uplifting and encouraging stories of living on the spectrum at, is a published author, adoption advocate, is a Director on the Mattie J.T. Stepanek Guild for Sainthood and performs professionally as a flute/piccolo player.​


Upcounty Community Resources


Maryland Teen Living With Autism Forms Relationship With Police


The World According to Jake 


Council appoints member of the Policing Advisory Commission to improve oversight of the Montgomery County Police Department 


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