My name is Sadia Syed and I’m the Speech-Language Pathology Consultant for the Mersin 2016 Program. I am from Manhattan, New York and have been working with children with autism for over a decade.
When I came across A Global Voice for Autism’s program to help the refugee children, I wanted to immediately get involved to spread the message of neurodiversity and inclusion. This ties into my work of understanding the needs of children with autism and helping them communicate with their families, friends and the wider community.
I am excited to visit the school in Turkey and work directly with the children and teachers. It will be a wonderful experience to be able to provide the tools to facilitate communication so the children can learn, interact with others and work towards expressing themselves. I am also excited to work with professionals from all over the world who are coming together to create a global educational platform.
In my free time I love to travel, cook, practice yoga, and spend time with my family.