Do you know someone who has a Neurologic or Brain Disorder that can benefit by self disclosure in the event of a automobile accident? AFYI has added a new alert logo that can notify First Responders that the person using this Seat Belt Notifier Cover has had a Seizure disorder, Brain injury, Alzheimers, Dementia, ALS, Cerebral Palsy, Ataxia or Cognitive Disorders to name a few. This can indicate the previous existence or deficits in speech, movement, cognitive or hearing deficits. By joining IRIS, these members can be helped in an emergency as well. Other products with this alert symbol are available as well. See the AFYI Store to get a notifier.

What a wet celebration! Rain put a real damper on the National Night Out in Hyattsville and Laurel. Bowie was able to celebrate for an hour or so but was also rained out ultimately. But AFYI was there to support the community and Police as they build bridges for safety. Thank you to all Police who were out helping the community.

What can we do to teach Police, Lawyers, Judges, First Responders, and Teachers about Autism? Arresting a 10 year old with Autism without telling the Mother, without telling the officers that he is Autistic, should be against the human rights of the 10 year old since he is not capable of understanding what he did would warrant this level of punishment, and his only advocate…his mother, wasn’t informed to explain it to him. AFYI is trying to help change this. 


Natasha Seaforth AFYI Administrator and Dr. Benjamin man the booth at NSA Winter Conference at the JW Marriott in Washington, DC. It was very well attended and AFYI met many organizations and Sheriffs from other states, anxious to partner and work with us to help educated their deputies and community about Autism. 


Dr. James Benjamin and NSA Executive Director Jonathan Thompson reconnect after a year since our last meeting. NSA continues to support AFYI in our endeavor to bring awareness to the Law enforcement community about Autism and the challenges it can present. 


Dr. Benjamin and Fred G. Wilson,MA  NSA Director of Outreach and Law Enforcement Relations share AFYI’s accomplishments and plans for the upcoming year.