BE SAFE has been featured in the local and national news!
Here are some recent stories about how we’re teaching safety skills to individuals with autism and other special needs, along with local police!

Emily Iland and Thomas Iland trained valley officers in interacting with people with autism. Featured on August 18, 2018

The event helped officers and people with autism get a better understanding of how to interact with each other in certain scenarios.

Check out “Valley officers trained in interacting with people with autism” on

Tom and Emily Iland talk BE SAFE: The Movie on KGUN9 ABC News in Phoenix, Arizona August 16, 2018

The Morning Blend interviewed Tom and Emily Iland about educating police about autism.

Check out “Tom and Emily Iland talk BE SAFE: The Movie” on

Worried about the safety of your child with autism or with other exceptional needs?

Check out “7 Safety Strategies for Kids with Special Needs” in LA Parent Magazine

September 21, 2017 – Sonoma County

Sonoma County law enforcement and people with autism gather to teach each other by Julie Johnson. The Press Democrat captured the story and images behind an excellent BE SAFE Interactive Movie Screening, attended by peace officers from 13 different Sonoma County agencies and dozens of local youth. [View]

April 19, 2017 – CSUN, Northridge

Emily Iland: Facing Autism, Fighting for Families Featured on CSUN Today

An article featured on CSUN today about Emily Iland and her efforts to improve the lives of people with autism and beyond.

Check out “Emily Iland: Facing Autism, Fighting for Families” on CSUN Today