Areva  Martin

Areva Martin

Areva Martin is a nationally recognized children and women’s rights advocate and autism spokesperson. She is the founder and President of Special Needs Network, Inc., a Los Angeles based non-profit organization created specifically to raise awareness of issues that impact individuals with autism and related disabilities living in underserved and marginalized communities. SNN has provided services to over 30,000 families in communities across California and was instrumental in leading the charge for the passage of the state’s first autism mandate bill-SB 946-- which requires private health insurance companies to fund autism therapies. Areva shares her story as a mother of an autistic child and her legal expertise in her second book, The Everyday Advocate: Standing Up for Your Child with Autism and Other Special Needs.