Speechless (2016–2019)
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J.J. is a teen with special needs who uses a communication board device to "talk" since he is "Speechless", but gets nominated for President his first day at his new school.


Christine Gernon


Scott Silveri (created by), Scott Silveri




Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Minnie Driver ... Maya DiMeo
John Ross Bowie ... Jimmy DiMeo
Cedric Yarbrough ... Kenneth
Mason Cook ... Ray DiMeo
Micah Fowler ... JJ DiMeo
Kyla Kenedy ... Dylan DiMeo
Marin Hinkle ... Dr. Miller
Dina Spybey-Waters ... Jennifer
Jonathan Slavin ... Mr. Powers
Jay Chandrasekhar ... Coach
Lukita Maxwell ... Jillian
Paul Bates ... Older Cop
Darcy Shean ... Fancy Lady
Daniel Zolghadri ... Carter
Cyrus Deboo ... Administrator


JJ and his family move to a new home to be in a school district where JJ will have a full-time aide to "speak" for him. The aide is a female who ends up annoying JJ and continually wanting to quit because they just don't get along. JJ's mom complains to the principal of the new school about the lack of a wheelchair ramp at the front of the school, and seems to have a reputation for advocating for her son throughout the area. JJ is nominated for president at his new school and is initially reluctant, but then after some consideration decides to run for the position after all.

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Great show!
15 April 2017 | by madditareSee all my reviews

This episode is about a family who struggles to find their son J.J, who has cerebral palsy the accommodations he needs. This episode was funny, Witty and expressed how ignorant people can be towards disability etiquette. J.J is not the only character who struggles with adversity his family does as well. Their family has been constantly moving around to try and accommodate J.J but his brother struggles with constantly moving around and feels neglected. J. J's mother comes off very strong and dedicated to her son. The principle is taken back from the mom's aggressiveness but she has to be like that in order for J.J to get what he needs. This episode sent a powerful message to its viewers that everyone should be treated as a human and not "trash". When other characters first met J.J they made him feel so different than everyone else and treated him differently. I would defiantly recommend others to watch this episode to get an inside on how some people with disabilities are treated and the adversities they have to overcome

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21 September 2016 (USA) See more »

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