Jessica Billings

Activism

  • Special Olympics Award announcer and coach.
  • PACER Young Professional Advisory Board, craft event supervisor, puppeteer, and fundraising.
  • Sibling advocate for the Autism Society and a sibling workshop presenter.
  • Organized Steps of Hope teams, for the Autism Societys annual fundraiser.
  • Spoke at two legislative forums at the State Capitol about the need for more services and funding for people with autism.
  • Participated as a sibling control in research conducted at the University of Minnesota.
  • Trained ABA (Applied Behavioral Analyst) therapist for children with autism.
  • Served as youngest voting Human Rights Commissioner for five years. Founded Dare to be Different, a program designed to educate youth about diversity.
  • Volunteer for PACER, a nonprofit organization designed to enhance the lives of people with disabilities. As a trained disability puppeteer, Jessica performs shows across the state to help children better understand disabilities. Also volunteers for PACERS Simon Technology Room, Teen Nights, Arts and Crafts, and at their annual benefit.