I hope everyone is safe and healthy during this COVID-19 quarantine. Staying busy can help us all get through this tough time.
Below and attached in a brief video poster are short updates on where I’ve been and where I’m going with my Autism, Policing & Public Safety Training mission.
In the 1980’s, I reported for and provided research to hard-hitting documentaries and investigative print reports for media outlets including the Detroit News Sunday Magazine, Monthly Detroit Magazine, Granada TV World In Action, Thames TV, WMAQ-TV, CTV W-5, Holocaust Survivors and Friends in Pursuit of Justice, B’nai B’rith Canada and Simon Weisenthal Center. Since 1993, I’ve used the same approach to autism as my earlier investigative reporting: research, interview sources of information, research again, verify and report the facts.
I’ve had the opportunity and honor to interview hundreds of autistic adults and hundreds more parents of children who have autism. I’ve had the privilege to present and share information with over 100,000 law enforcement, public safety and criminal justice professionals at well over a 1,000 engagements throughout the world. The feedback and advice has guided my work for over twenty-five years. The collective wisdom is reflected in every word, idea and image in my current presentations.
My reporting identifies and provides advice on safe, effective management of the highest risk autism related contacts for policing and public safety professionals. Every session is presented in the jargon-free language of everyday life. With audiovisuals that drive home autism safety messaging to audiences, every presentation is illustrated through the experienced editing hands, eyes and ears of Emmy Award winning videographer/editor, Dave Legacy.
I recently presented an Autism, Policing & Public Safety Super Briefing on April 2nd, World Autism Acceptance Day for a North Carolina statewide audience using WEBEX meeting software.
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I’m now connecting through phone, email, cell phone texting, WEBEX, FaceTime, Skype and Zoom.