Learn more about the global response to Melissa's work and watch her presentation about global autism awareness at the United Nations in New York City.

Mission: To bring stability to vulnerable Syrian families through advocacy, resources and companionship.

Melissa offers professional presentations about the Syrian refugee situation, autism in conflict-affected communities and social entrepreneurship at venues around the world. She has given presentations on five continents and was a featured speaker at the United Nations for World Autism Awareness Day in 2014.

Mission: To help children with autism in conflict-affected communities communicate independently.

Melissa believes that anything is possible and that through work and dedication everyone can make a difference in the world. Through writing and speaking, she seeks to empower other social entrepreneurs to take the first leap.