Bring BE SAFE to your Community!
Bridge the divide. Build mutual understanding. Check out our recent events that shows how BE SAFE brings police and the special needs community together to learn from one another.
Selected Recent Events:
11-13 June 2019 Wenatchee, WA
2019 Community Summit
BE SAFE was very welcome at this terrific multi-day conference! A large audience attended our opening session on BE SAFE The Movie. Washington is ready to BE SAFE and we look forward to continuing our work in the state! Thanks to Monica Zumach, Jenny Crook and Shaun Wood for inviting Emily to be part of the Community Summit!
11-12 June 2019, Cleveland, OH
Tom Iland presented BE SAFE at the Milestones National Autism Conference. Police training and safety for individuals with ASD is a hot topic in the state, and Ohioans are embracing BE SAFE as part of the solution.
4-5 June 2019 Shrewsbury, MA
Sponsored by the MA Department of Developmental Disabilities and the University of MA Donahue Institute
We Bridged the Gap in Shrewsbury! First we trained local law enforcement officers from police departments across the state with the only evidence-based police training in the country: Experience Autism®. Next we paired officers with self-advocates with autism and other developmental disabilities for a BE SAFE Interactive Movie Screening. Finally we held a BE SAFE Certificate Course to enable educators and service providers to use BE SAFE with a wide range of learners. We appreciate the opportunity to expand the reach of our programs in MA!
10 May 2019 Cincinnati Ohio
Sponsored by Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center
We started with a Mini-Experience Autism® for officers to help them understand the features or autism and related conditions. Then officers were paired up with self-advocates with autism and other developmental disabilities for a BE SAFE Interactive Movie Screening. This event helped local leaders and organizations unite and collaborate on this important issue! Thanks to energetic Anne Tapia for bringing these events to your community!
May 3 2019
Long Beach Unified School District
Long Beach CA
Students from Long Beach Unified’s ACT Transition program had a terrific time when we brought BE SAFE to their campus. Officers from Long Beach Police Department, Long Beach School Police and the California Highway Patrol were paired up with adults students with autism and other developmental disabilities for a BE SAFE Interactive Screening. Long Beach loves BE SAFE and we love working with them. Many thanks to dedicated teacher Julie Denmion for organizing this event!
April 30- May 1
Ft. Worth TX
Back to Texas to Bridge the Gap! First we held a BE SAFE Certificate Course to enable educators and service providers to use BE SAFE with a wide range of learners. Next we trained local law enforcement officers from several local police departments with the only evidence-based police training in the country: Experience Autism®. Finally, we paired officers with self-advocates with autism and other developmental disabilities for a BE SAFE Interactive Movie Screening. Many thanks to Lacey Eaton of MHMR Tarrant for championing this cause and expanding the reach of our programs in Texas!
11 April 2019, Edinburgh TX
Tom and Emily were honored to be the only two presenters at the ESC Region One Annual Autism Conference. The 3-hour overview of BE SAFE, along with a guided tour of Come to Life! Your Guide to Self-Discovery sparked a lot of interest and follow up in the area! Thanks to Dr. Terri McGinnis for your faith in us to carry the day. By all accounts, we did!
1 March 2019, St. Louis, MO
Attendees at the Down Syndrome Presentation Affiliates in Action National Leadership Conference were excited to learn how BE SAFE can help individuals with Down Syndrome interact safely with the police.
6 February 2019, Fort Worth, TX
The BE SAFE Interactive Movie Screening facilitated by Emily and Tom Iland at North Crowley High School was a great success! Both officers and students thought it was excellent to learn to be safe together. Click to see the NBC news story about the event and the great photo album on our Facebook page
5 January 2019, Phoenix AZ
Brain Injury Alliance of Arizona
BE SAFE Interactive Movie Screening facilitated by Certified BE SAFE Trainer Carrie Collins-Fadell Executive Director of BIAAZ
“What a hit! ALL of the officers gave positive feedback on the workshop.”