A Global Voice for Autism exists to equip teachers and families in conflict-affected communities with the skills to support the development and success of children with autism and trauma-related behavior challenges in their classrooms, homes and communities.
Who We Are & What We Do
A Global Voice for Autism brings together teams of behavior professionals, trauma specialists and local community experts to train key community stakeholders in the skills to support children with autism and trauma-affected children in their communities. Because we have seen that trainees learn most effectively when they are also receiving the emotional and informational support they need, all of our programs are coupled with parent and sibling support and self-development groups and teacher support groups, as well as with community education sessions. Using a culturally sensitive materials designed for limited resource communities, A Global Voice for Autism disseminates techniques, networks and information that benefits children with autism and their communities for years to come.
Founding Story: In 2012, our founder, Melissa Diamond, met the mother of a newly-diagnosed child with autism. After learning about her daughter’s diagnosis, the mother planned to return home and hide her daughter in her home in order to avoid the autism stigma in her community. Diamond has a close friend with autism in a U.S. community with strong support services and was struck by how different her friend’s life might have been if she had simply been born somewhere else. A Global Voice for Autism was founded on the principle that ALL families should have access to education and autism support, no matter where they live.
Volunteer with us!
Interested in traveling the world and working with people in need? To volunteer with A Global Voice for Autism, please send your CV and a statement of interest to Melissa Diamond at firstname.lastname@example.org