2016 was another great year to Be Safe!
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DECEMBER 8, 2016
Twenty officers from Pembroke, Hanover, Hanson and Duxbury engaged with kids and adults with autism at our interactive screening of Be Safe the Movie in at the South Shore Children’s Museum on Thursday. The excellent event was appreciated by all participants. Thanks to all who made it possible, including Laurie Fusco, Juvelyn “Juvy” Hartweg, State Representative Josh Cutler, and McLane Middleton, who provided a free copy of BE SAFE to all participants.
DECEMBER 7, 2016
Emily and Tom presented seven safety skills that everyone needs to know and highlighted BE SAFE as a teaching tool to help youth and adults with disabilities learn to interact safely with police at the Stanford University Autism Society San Francisco Transition Conference
AUGUST 6, 2016
San Antonio police chief, William McManus, stopped by our BE SAFE Interactive Movie Screening to greet our participants. Attendees got a free copy of BE SAFE The Movie. Sponsored by the Alamo Area Council of Governments and Autism Society Central Texas.
JUNE 8, 2016
At our BE SAFE event in Salisbury, MD, youth with autism, Down Syndrome and similar disabilities learned safety skills with local police officers, did fun activities, and watched episodes from BE SAFE The Movie together. Thanks to all the police officers and community partners who made this event possible!
FEBRUARY 27, 2016
Long Beach CA. BE SAFE Interactive Screening sponsored by the Long Beach Officers from Long Beach, Signal Hill and the LA County Sheriff’s Department engaged with self-advocates for a really fun learning experience for everyone involved. We watched youth in the audiencego from fearful to confident, learning so many safety skills with their police partners! Thanks to Signal Hill Senior Officer Garrett, LA County Sheriff’s Deputies Michelle Moreno and Joel Andrade, Sgt. Jim Shaw and Long Beach PD Officers Ward and Kong for spending your Saturday with us!
FEBRUARY 22, 2016
Plymouth, MA Experience Autism™ Law Enforcement Training for 50 South Shore officers from 11 different agencies. Lt. John Sullivan, who has a son on the spectrum, said that the training gave his fellow officers authentic insight into autism, and helped them discover ways to respond effectively during any kind of interaction. Thanks to organizer Laurie Fusco Hammond, chief sponsor Atlantis Sports Clubs, all our volunteers, and all of the officers who learned to recognize and respond to those with ASD through Experience Autism™ . Many thanks to Plymouth County Sheriff John McDonald for hosting the training and to Chief Michael Miksch of Hammond Police Department, Plymouth Police Chief Michael Botieri, and Assistant Superintendant Jim Muscato of the Plymouth County Sheriff’s Department for your help facilitating this great event!
JANUARY 22, 2016
Council for Exceptional Children Division on Autism & Developmental Disabilities 17th International Conference, Honolulu Hawaii Tom Iland presented the opening keynote address to a standing ovation! Then Emily and Tom showed an enthusiastic audient what BE SAFE is all about!