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BEYOND THE TALK

July 11 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

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FREE VIRTUAL EVENT!

This is a LIVE  virtual event.  REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. This event will be held over the Zoom platform.  You will receive an email invite to join the meeting.

PLEASE NOTE: Duplicate registrations will be deleted— you may register for someone else ONLY if you can provide their complete contact information, including email.

BEYOND THE TALK: Tools to Safely Navigate the Intersection of Race, Disability, and the Police

An empowering, free webinar for parents of children and adults with exceptional needs

Saturday, June 11, 2020  11:00 AM – 1:00 PM (AZ)

REGISTRATION CLOSES 7/10 @ NOON*
(*if you miss the registration deadline, contact us at info@biaaz.org OR call / text 520-310-3301)

With Emily Iland, M.A. & Thomas Iland, B.S., CPA, DTM, AS
INTRODUCTION BY: Marshawn Rogers, MSW

BRAIN INJURY ALLIANCE of ARIZONA
Janice Podzimek • Carrie Collins-Fadell, MPA


Most parents are concerned about how their child would handle an encounter with the police, but for parents of children with disabilities of any age, in and communities of color, concern can magnify into fear, especially now. Many parents talk with their children about what to do when they meet the police, but when it comes to our loved ones with learning differences or disabilities, talking isn’t enough.

Join national safety specialists Emily and Tom Iland to learn about effective ways to help your child or adult be safe in police encounters. They will identify key skills to teach, along with effective tools and resources for reaching individuals of different ages and abilities.

ABOUT THE PRESENTERS

This mother-son team have been at the forefront of safety issues for more than two decades. Their work at the intersection of disability, race and the police has never been more relevant than it is today.

Emily Iland, M.A. is an award-winning author, educator, researcher, film-maker, and leader in the field of disabilities and safety. As the mother of a young man with autism and as a member of a diverse family, she brings personal experience and insight to her professional roles. Emily is bilingual in Spanish and has been actively involved with educational programs, advocacy, legislation, and parent empowerment in underserved communities in the US and abroad.

To address all aspects of safety, Emily created Experience Autism®, the only independently-validated police training for autism in the country Experience Autism® uses an empathy-based approach to help officers understand how to interact with individuals with autism and related conditions. She has personally trained more than 6,000 officers about autism and related disabilities.

In 2013 Emily created the BE SAFE Program, to teach learners of all abilities to interact safely with the police. BE SAFE The Movie uses video modeling to show viewers how to interact safely with police. Preliminary results of a new study from Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia found that BE SAFE effectively prepares youth with autism for police encounters.

o   BE SAFE the Movie has captions for the hearing impaired and Spanish subtitles to reach as many people as possible, including Deaf and hard-of-hearing individuals.

o   BE SAFE Teaching Edition includes a curriculum that provides parents and teachers with additional teaching tools and resources. It’s also available in Spanish.

Finally, when it comes to solving the problems of today, relationships are everything. Emily and her son Tom bring the police and the disability community together to get to know one other at a BE SAFE Interactive Movie Screening. Everyone learns from and with one another to develop mutual understanding and build bridges. A BE SAFE Interactive Movie Screening is incredibly important and impactful in addressing the safety needs of diverse communities. Emily offers BE SAFE Certification Classes to prepare others to do this this impactful work in their own neighborhoods.

*BE SAFE materials are available on the BE SAFE website, www.BeSafeTheMovie.com and can be streamed into homes or classrooms via subscription from www.TeachTown.com

 

Thomas Iland, B.S., CPA, DTM, AS was diagnosed with autism at 13, and has worked hard to achieve many of his goals: full-time employment, driving, living in his own condo, becoming a Certified Public Accountant, writing an award-winning book, having a girlfriend, giving a TEDx Talk, speaking at the United Nations TWICE and running TWO marathons! Tom is a Distinguished Toastmaster (DTM) and the only Accredited Speaker with autism in the world.

Tom left his career in accounting to dedicate himself to helping those affected by autism and similar disabilities. He is a valued co-trainer in the Experience Autism® and BE SAFE programs, and a great host for BE SAFE Interactive Movie Screenings. In 2017, he co-authored Come to Life: Your Guide to Self-Discovery to help youth envision and work towards the future they want for themselves. The English and Spanish editions won 13 awards in the first year of publication!

Tom is a Certified Human Potential Coach and Professional Diversity & Inclusion Consultant. He is poised and ready to share his positive energy and inspiring messages as a keynote speaker, corporate trainer and consultant to organizations across the country. 

In his spare time, Thomas enjoys playing with his dog, practicing Jeet Kune Do, riding roller coasters and serving on the Board of Directors for a number of not-for-profit organizations including Autism Speaks Southern California, The Art of Autism, The Uniquely Abled Program, and the Santa Clarita Mayor’s Committee for Employment of Individuals with Disabilities.

 

Marshawn Rodgers, MSW, is a clinical social worker, wife and mother of a 21-year-old African American male diagnosed with developmental disabilities. She and her family live in Lancaster, CA Marshawn is passionate about keeping children and adults with exceptional needs safe while interfacing with law enforcement.

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Date:
July 11
Time:
11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Cost:
Free
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Brain Injury Alliance of Arizona
Phone:
602-508-8024
Email:
info@biaaz.org