Our principal flutist Jenn Lynn is passionate about helping families who are dealing with Autism. She has a 14-year-old son with Autism Spectrum Disorder, ADHD, Anxiety Disorder NOS, and Executive Function Disorder.
Jenn strives to educate, enrich, and empower parents and the community by sharing what she’s learned from her training at the Kennedy Krieger Institute, her work in special education at public and private schools, her two years as an ABA technician, her Positive Behavioral Intervention and Supports (PBIS) training, and her job working with special needs adults.
Jenn is the executive director of Upcounty Community Resources, a nonprofit group in Maryland which serves the fitness, social, and therapeutic requirements of adults with special needs. A former TV news producer, she now collaborates with special needs professionals and doctors and is advising Humana Behavioral Health as it develops its Center for Autism Excellence.
“There are some rehearsals where my commute is longer than the length of the actual rehearsal, but it’s totally worth the drive from Montgomery County. I’ve grown more in my ten years playing for Chris than I have in my 30 plus years of playing.”
Jenn travels the country with her son, Jake, teaching law enforcement professionals proper ways to interact with people on the Autism Spectrum. She shares her encouraging stories about life on the Spectrum at TheWorldAccordingtoJake.com. In addition, Jenn is a contributor to the Organization for Autism Research‘s newsletter and blog. She is a published author, an adoption advocate, and is active in special needs ministry.
On top of all this, she performs professionally as a flute and piccolo player around the D.C. Metro region. Jenn’s performing duo is called Flutes Forte. Her favorite composer is Ludwig van Beethoven.