Police & disability community together

If you’re tired of hearing bad news about police interactions with the autism/ disability community, it is time for some good news! We’re excited to work with Pathfinders for Autism to bring  BE SAFE Interactive Movie Screenings to Gaithersburg, Arnold and Bel Air, Maryland. We’re bringing local police and the disability community together to learn from one another. We’ll be helping …

Police training benefits those with autism and other disabilities

More than 25 police officers and deputies from five different law enforcement agencies recently weathered the fog to attend a unique safety training called a BE SAFE Interactive Screening in Portland, IN. At the community event each peace officer was paired with a teen or adult guest with autism, another developmental disability, or a similar special need. The officers and …

A Mother’s Love: Safety and the Police

“There is no love like a mother’s love,” I said through tears at my mother’s funeral. Having a wonderful mother, being a mother and knowing many mothers, I know how true this is. Kudos to all mamas, and those in mothering roles! I also have great admiration and respect for mothers of special needs children, who are devoted to making …

Why are the police putting handcuffs on youth with disabilities? It’s not what you think…

It was a tough year to be a police officer. Police everywhere were reviled for the reprehensible actions of a few. Yet wonderful officers across the country were quietly teaching teens and adults with disabilities the skills they need to be safe. While their good work went almost unnoticed, hundreds of individuals with special needs and their families personally benefitted …