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Melinda’s daughter Saachi is the source of her greatest joy and her deepest spiritual unfolding.  The visions for the 501c3 nonprofit organization Darshan and the annual Awaken Through Autism Conference were born out of their journey together.

Dr. Edwards is the founder and president of Darshan, a 501c3 nonprofit organization that honors and celebrates the hearts and spirits of individuals on the autism spectrum and recognizes their role in the transformation of human consciousness.  Darshan is ushering in a shift in the paradigm of autism through conferences, community events and speaking engagements.  Darshan is also creating a residential community for adults on the spectrum that is integrated with a retreat center for individuals with and without autism.

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