Meca Perkins, M.S.'06., is the Director of Special Education at the Dynamic Minds Academy (DMA) in Indianapolis. DMA serves K-12 students on the autism spectrum and is the first model in Indiana to fully integrate modern therapeutic practice with an accredited public education, where educators and clinicians work in tandem.

Meca fell in love with the field of Special Education after substitute teaching in the Monroe County Community School Corporation. Her mentor teacher inspired her to obtain her master's degree, and she's been living her dream ever since.