April, 11th 2015 Tools For Transformation

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Thanks to the Special Needs Network for inviting Emily Iland and Tom Iland to present at Tools for Transformation, Saturday April 11. The audience was enthusiastic about Emily’s presentation on  safety tips and  BE SAFE. Tom got a standing ovation for his panel presentation on friendship and relationships.

March 3, 2015 Experience Autism™

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Experience Autism™ Hollywood: Sixty LAPD officers participated in Experience Autism™ at Hollywood City Hall, sponsored by the Central Hollywood Neighborhood Council. Six simulations helped officers understand what it feels like to have ASD. Thanks to our LAPD partners and the great volunteers who made the event a big success.

February 28, 2015 BE SAFE Information Session

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Our audience was excited to learn about safety tools during the BE SAFE session at Involved Exceptional Parents’ Day (IEP Day) in San Diego. Self-advocate Tom Iland encouraged parents and educators to teach safety, including the 7 Key Skills shown in BE SAFE The Movie. More information about IEP can be found here.

January 30, 2015 Experience Autism™

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School security officers joined Inglewood Police officers to experience the features of Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) in an engaging morning of activities. One officer summed up the impact of Experience Autism™, saying, “I learned a lot about ASD. The training was wonderful. It really opened my mind and my eyes to better understand people with disabilities.” Thanks to the Inglewood …

January 30, 2015 BE SAFE Interactive Screening

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After the Experience Autism™ training, Inglewood Police officers and school security officers were delighted to meet students from Inglewood Unified School District for a BE SAFE Interactive Screening. They watched scenes from BE SAFE the Movie together, and then tried out fun learning experiences. Surprise! Everyone took home a free copy of BE SAFE The Movie thanks to a generous …

NOVEMBER 10, 2014 BE SAFE Interactive Screening

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Por primera vez en México, el evento interactivo de CUíDATE que reúne a las personas con autismo y la policía local, el 10 de noviembre en la Universidad CETYS. Gracias a Liliana Plumeda de CANAM por la invitación de presentar este tema importante y a los oficiales que asistieron, incluso Ana Retes Romo, Rosa Moreno Moreno, Hortenzia Valenzuela, Isabel Amezquita, …

OCTOBER 28, 2014 BE SAFE Interactive Screening

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OCTOBER 28, 2014 ​The enthusiastic SW SELPA audience welcomed timely safety information at this BE SAFE Interactive Screening Juan de Anza Elementary School Auditorium. They appreciated the opportunity to meet, talk to and practice safety skills with local law enforcement officers. Thank you to the Deputies from the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Century Station who came to meet and interact with SW …