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Areva Martin

Areva Martin is one of the nation’s leading voices in the media.  An attorney, legal and social issues commentator, and talk show host, she is an audience favorite on a long list of talk and news shows on CNN, ABC and Fox. With regular appearances on Good Morning America and Dr.Phil, Areva is also a cohost on the Emmy Award-winning daytime syndicated talk show The Doctors. A Harvard Law School graduate, Areva is the founding partner of Martin & Martin, LLP. She represents clients in high-stakes civil and disability rights and employment litigation. She has been identified as a Southern California Super Lawyer for the last three years. Recognized as one of the nation’s leading autism and children’s rights advocates, she is the founder of Special Needs Network, Inc. and the author of an Amazon best-selling book, The Everyday Advocate: Standing Up for Your Child with Autism and Other Special Needs (Penguin 2010).

Celebrating the Love and Strength of Women in Our Lives

Celebrating the Love and Strength of Women in Our Lives https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/love-and-strength-of-women/

“Mothers and their children are in a category all their own. There’s no bond so strong in the entire world. No love so instantaneous and forgiving.” — Gail Tsukiyama For all of us, there are times in our lives when the spinning wheel of fortune lands on “bad things.”  We face tragedy, heartbreak, loss, rejection, […]

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The Urgent Need to Stop Criminalizing Autism

The Urgent Need to Stop Criminalizing Autism https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/stop-criminalizing-autism/

Behavioral experts say one of the key things teachers should know when dealing with a child on the autism spectrum is to not take that child’s seemingly rude or aggressive behavior personally.  Just as with any child, they say, various circumstances can trigger special needs children to express enjoyment, anger, sadness, as well as any […]

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Your Child with Special Needs Is Entitled to a Free and Appropriate Education

By Areva D. Martin, Esq. In the famous story, Rashoman, four blind men feel an elephant. “Why, an elephant is like a tree,” says the one man feeling the animal’s leg. “No, my friend, it’s like a snake,” claims the one feeling the beast’s trunk. “You are both wrong,” says the third who is holding […]

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The Never Ending Battle for Autism Rights – A Special Interview with Civil Rights Attorney Areva Martin

A civil rights lawyer and autism mom talks about the importance of advocacy, work-life balance and the potentially groundbreaking lawsuit in which she’s representing the parents of an autistic child. Nationally recognized autism advocate and civil rights attorney Areva Martin is also mom to Marty, who has autism. Here, she gives advice on how to […]

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