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Jennifer Seybert

Name: Jennifer Paige Seybert (Jenn)Jennifer Seybert
Age: 42
Location: Canastota, New York
Typing since: 1995
Email: jpseyber@syr.edu

Jenn began her undergraduate education at Penn State University and later transferred to LeMoyne College in Syracuse, NY, where she completed a B.A. in Psychology in 2006. She is a member of Psi Chi, the National Psychology Honor Society.

While living in PA, Jenn was active in advocacy and served as presenter for the PA Office of Mental Retardation throughout the state as an autism expert for agency staff at all levels, teachers, family members and people with disabilities. She organized an advocacy group that joined her in speaking to others about advocacy for those with disabilities.

After moving to Central New York, she continued to serve as a presenter and participated in many trainings and conferences. She is an accredited member of the New York State Partners in Policymaking.

She has published numerous articles on autism in journals, magazines, newsletters, and several books. Featured in two videos, Paula Kluth’s, “We Thought You’d Never Ask” and “Kayla’s Voice…Empowering People with Autism” by Steve Hartman. She serves on the Executive Board for the Autism National Committee (AUTCOM) as Vice President and is an associate with Networks for Training and Development, Inc., a non-profit training / consulting organization with offices in Philadelphia, Valley Forge, and Sunbury, PA. 

Jenn has a Master’s degree in Disability Studies from Syracuse University. She has been invited to participate in the Campaign for Deaf Access through Michael Schwartz, Rebecca Garden, and Marj DeVault. She currently works as a Consultant in Assistive Technology at Networks for Training and Development, Inc.

She serves as “big sister” to the FC Friends and works with younger FC users as they move along their journeys. Jenn is active in promoting “best practices” in FC and is progressing toward independence in typing. In a way that is true to her nature, Jenn will continue to reach out to students and peers with the intent of bridging the gap between people’s understanding of normalcy and disability.

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