Linn Jorgenson is an advocate, consultant and trainer in the field of disability. She has a unique and diverse background working with individuals with disabilities for over 30 years:
- Public school special education teacher
- Behavior management specialist
- Job coach program director
- School district employment specialist
- Supervisor for residential group homes
- Director, Disability Services, Higher Education
- Associate Dean of Student Services at large public university
- Adjunct faculty for several special education degree programs
Throughout her work in the field, she has consistently believed in identifying the strengths of a person and finding ways to use utilize those strengths to improve the quality of life of each individual. Living on 3 continents and working with diverse cultures has allowed Linn the opportunity to provide training and advocacy in many settings. Whether it is to provide one-on-one advocacy for students and families, or to provide large scale corporate or government training events, improving the lives for those with disabilities and informing those who work alongside those with disabilities has been her passion and the core value to her work.
Linn began her career as a special education teacher, with an earned Bachelor of Science in Special Education from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She later earned her Master’s degree in Student Affairs Administration and a doctorate in Educational Leadership and Change. Linn resides in Vienna, Virginia with her husband and 5 children.