Melissa Griffiths joined The Arc of DFW Area board of directors in 2019 and is a passionate advocate for disability rights. Since her childhood she has been involved in supporting individuals with disabilities. She has many family members who have disabilities, and since having her own child with a disability, has advocated for change on Capitol Hill and in her local community.
Melissa’s formal education includes a Bachelor’s Degree from Brigham Young University in Public Relations and an MBA from Stevens-Henager College. She has received Special Education Advocacy Training provided by the Council of Parent Attorneys, and Advocates, coursework by Down Syndrome Education International, and has attended conferences and trainings on learning disabilities. As a Texas Partners in Policy Making Graduate she continues to make strides to improve legislation at the state level.
Melissa is especially passionate about education advocacy and actively supports families in navigating the IEP process through the company she founded, DFW Advocacy. DFW Advocacy aims to promote inclusion, person-centered practices and policies, and encourage self-determination for individuals with disabilities.