We had the most amazing two days. Friday we trained 44 trainers who can use the BE SAFE curriculum with children, teens and adults with developmental disabilities. We also had five police officers representing four different cities receive the training. On Saturday we trained twenty youth with nine police officers in our interactive screening. BE SAFE saves lives and we are incredibly proud that we have brought this program to Arizona. Make sure to stay tuned about more BE SAFE interactive screens for teens and adults on the spectrum.
Read what Diedra Freeman, a board member of Arizona Autism Coalition, has to say “Cynthia Macluskie, VP and Parent Mentor of AZ Autism Coalition agency member Greater Phoenix Autism Society, is part of the solution rather than waiting around for someone else to solve the problem! A year ago Cynthia brought the Be Safe program to AZ and has been teaching individuals with ASD and their families how better to interact with First Responders including Police Officers. Cynthia also has spent the past year building relationships with local law enforcement agencies. We are building an integrated community together.”
We are incredibly grateful for the support of SARRC, Autism Speaks, Autism Society of America and the Arizona Autism Coalition. We are so happy to form
We made the NEWS!
Channel 12 News did a great story click HERE to see it.
KJZZ and NPR picked up the story!
Check out this great video about BE SAFE!