Maya makes a big decision in the Season 2 premiere of “Speechless.”

According to the synopsis for Season 2, episode 1 of the ABC series, Maya (Minnie Driver) decides that it’s time the family stops using JJ’s (Micah Fowler) disability as an excuse to let their lives fall through the cracks. So while JJ is at summer camp, Maya, Jimmy (John Ross Bowie) and Dylan (Kyla Kenedy) try to make dramatic changes in themselves. Ray (Mason Cook), meanwhile — being the smug that he is — decides to spend the summer watching his family likely fail at their attempts.

Maya, Jimmy and Dylan, however, suddenly give up their self-improvement projects after Kenneth (Cedric Yarbough) finds a love note in JJ’s luggage from Alexa (Rose Crisman), a girl he met at summer camp. Alexa wants to give JJ his first kiss, so the DiMeos hit the road to find her.

As TV Guide previously reported, Season 2 also starts with Maya and Jimmy searching for the best school for their eldest child once again. The two, however, soon realize that JJ’s current school is actually the best school for him. So for the first time since JJ started schooling, the family is not moving, and JJ’s younger siblings, Ray and Dylan, get to stay in the same school.

In an interview with the Los Angeles Times last April, Driver said that viewers might also learn more about Maya outside of her relationship with JJ next season. “Going forward there will have to be,” Driver said when asked if there are going to be storylines about who her character is outside of her relationship with her JJ.

“We haven’t really explored who Maya’s family is,” Driver continued. “We’ve known some of Jimmy’s family. I think there’s a lot to be mined out of that [like] what she was on the path to do before she found herself pregnant and then gave birth to child who has a severe disability. Do we return to some of that? Do we try to find that as JJ becoming more independent? Does Maya get her previous life? I don’t know. [But] I’m imagining, yes [because] these are all conversations we had and continue to have.”

“Speechless” Season 2 premieres on Wednesday, Sept. 27, at 8:30 p.m. EDT on ABC.

Minnie Driver as Maya Maya (Minnie Driver) decides it’s time the family no longer use JJ’s (Micah Fowler) disability as an excuse to let their lives fall through the cracks in Season 2, episode 1 of “Speechless.” Photo: ABC