Five years ago, on a trip to Jerusalem, Melissa Diamond met a mother overwhelmed by the absence of resources to better assist her child with autism. Burdened by the stigma she faced in her West Bank community, the mother shared an emotional story of keeping her daughter locked in her home away from public settings: Was there some way to connect her child with the support she needed?

SDSN Youth Solutions Network, April 2017

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 autistic children and children whose lives have been impacted by trauma, in their classrooms, homes and communities.

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