Areva Martin, Esq. is the founding and managing partner of Martin & Martin, LLP which includes a specialty in education, special education and discrimination disability.  She is  President and co-founder of Special Needs Network, Inc. (SNN), a non-profit that  in five years has become  recognized as one of most effective grassroots organizations serving children with disabilities and their families in South Los Angeles. Areva is the author of  The Everyday Advocate: How to Stand Up for Your Child with Autism. In 2008, Areva was recognized as one of 10 women nationally changing the face of autism by Redbook Magazine, and she was the only African-American woman and attorney appointed to the California Legislative Blue Ribbon Commission on Autism.