Bridge the Gap Between Law Enforcement and the Autism Community with Experience Autism & BE SAFE The Movie
We combined Experience Autism®, a BE SAFE Certificate Course and an Interactive Screening of BE SAFE The Movie, to address the safety of those with autism and related conditions for years to come.
Officers had an overwhelmingly positive reaction to first being trained about autism, and then getting to spend time with youth with autism and similar conditions from the community they serve. In this “eyes on” opportunity they got to know many different people with exceptional needs. They also had a chance to interact and chat with their families and caregivers.
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EMILY ILAND, M.A.
Emily Iland is an award-winning author, researcher, film-maker, advocate and leader in the autism field. She is the mother of a young man with ASD and brings personal experience and insight to her professional roles.
She enjoys teaching as an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Special Education at California State University, Northridge. Emily is also an engaging professional speaker and trainer, presenting a variety of topics in English and Spanish across the US and abroad.
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THOMAS ILAND, CPA, DTM
Tom Iland was diagnosed with autism at 13, and has worked hard to achieve many of his goals: full-time employment, driving, living in his own apartment and having a girlfriend.
He has presented numerous workshops and trainings for: The Autism Society of Los Angeles, The Council of Exceptional Children, Future Horizons, The HELP Group, Autism Conferences of America, and Loyola-Marymount University just to name a few. He is also on the Board of Directors for a number of not-for-profit organizations including Autism Speaks, The Art of Autism, and Junior Chamber International. His public speaking skills have made him one of only about 4,000 Distinguished Toastmasters in the world!
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