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Be Safe Program




Get empowered!  This engaging full day interactive workshop empowers you to address safety needs of youth and adults with developmental disabilities. Learn how to use the BE SAFE Movie and companion curriculum to teach essential safety skills for interacting with police in different encounters. This workshop also includes an Interactive Screening to see BE SAFE in action on the following day. This training is designed for educators, service providers, the police and others who wish to have direct training to use the BE SAFE materials. We would prefer professionals who work with teens or adults with developmental disabilities and our goal is to have people from all over the state.


BE SAFE Certification Course (2-Day Course)

August 17th   
Sign in at 8:30
Workshop from 9 AM – 4:30 PM


BE SAFE Interactive Screening

August 18th from 10 AM – 12:30PM
Location: SARRC- 300 N 18th St, Phoenix, AZ 85006

Registration is $175 and includes BE SAFE the Movie, the companion curriculum and printed training manual ($125 value) and lunch for Friday.

For Professionals, Please register HERE

For teens and young adults looking to attend the BE SAFE Interactive Screening, this event is FULL.


For more information please call Katie Wride at 602-295-8062.

Our Be Safe Program made the paper again!  Check it out!






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 these partnerships in our community in order to help educate our loved ones to BE SAFE in their interactions with law enforcement.

We made the NEWS!

Channel 12 News did a great story click HERE to see it.

KJZZ and NPR picked up the story!

Autism Society Offers BE SAFE Training in Response to Police Video

Check out this great video about BE SAFE!

We are proud to be working with a variety of partners in bring this training to the valley.  We will be offering a variety of dates to attend the training.  The training is free.  If you would like to help or sponsor an event please feel free to contact us. We teach this class for free and are happy to teach it all over the state.  We do need help finding locations and advertising in rural locations.  Please feel free to call 480-940-1093 or email Cynthia Macluskie.  Please see our calendar for current events.