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Please come and join us at our First Fundraiser Gala! We are excited and look forward to a fun night and hope our attendees will enjoy contributing to our nonprofit that serves the Autism Spectrum Community. 

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Prince George’s County Council member Deni Taveras of the second District covering areas near Adelphi and Hyattsville had her Chief of Staff meet with Autism FYI to hear about the mission of Autism FYI and the National Registry for safety of those on the Autism Spectrum. We appreciate her time and hope the Council member will Sponsor our October Fundraiser “Autism Auction for Autism FYI” . She encouraged us to meet with the special needs organizations in her district.

National Night Out 2014 (61) (800x617).jpg   Bowie Police Host National Night Out 

  Allen’s Pond Park                                     August 2, 2016  6-8pm  

Crime fighting tips

Demonstrations 

Information booths 

Kids’ activities 

Free food & drink 

Meet your Bowie Police Officers

Autism FYI Org will be there to share the National Registry for safety with the Bowie Community

 

Seat Pleasant Police Department’s acting Chief E.Earl Ivy and Officer Brian Stevens met with Dr. James Benjamin, CEO of Autism FYI and Executive Administrator Natasha Seaforth. After hearing about the National Registry and the many benefits it provides those on the Spectrum as well First Responders, he agreed to partnered with AFYI to bring the program to his PD and his community. He was so excited to hear about it he took Dr. B and Natasha to Seat Pleasant Elementary School where there is enrolled over 100 pupils on the Autism Spectrum. There they met with Dr. Lachonta Richardson, Principal, and Adelaide Blank, Assistant Principal. The two were very enthusiastic about the program and how it can help their students. WE applaud the work they are doing with their large Autism student population and look forward to partnering so together we make the community safer for each other.

 

 

        Commander Ronnie Stevens of New Orleans District 6 precinct met with AFYI to discuss and learn how the national registry can help the Autism Community as well as the officers serving New Orleans. He was so responsive he connected us with the NOPD’s community outreach officer, Lt. Jonette Williams. She met Michelle Reedy and myself at our hotel and shared with us their current training about Autism and IDD. We shared what AFYI National Registry does to assist First Responders by allowing immediate recognition of its members as well as support for Police, Fire and EMS, and members by providing immediate access to emergency contacts, demographic, personal helpful tips, and medical information via our 24 hour hotline. We appreciate their responsiveness to such a spur of the moment meeting and their commitment to the safety of its community and tourists. We look forward to helping them in any way we can.

 

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 The sights , sounds, tastes, and people of New Orleans made our trip to the ASA National Conference one of the most enjoyable and successful work trips yet for AFYI. Michelle Reedy and myself, Joyce Benjamin, met with  so many dynamic mothers, fathers, grandparents, teachers, ASA Chapter members, business owners, and volunteers. It was a great opportunity to enjoy the hospitality of New Orleans and network with others. We met with people from New Orleans, South Carolina, and Texas who were excited to bring the registry to their area. And the highlight of my trip was meeting with Muse Watson, versatile actor and parent of a child with autism. I know him as Mike Franks, Gibbs best friend from NCIS, but you may know him as any number of other characters.  I want to thank his wife for sharing his time and attention with us. Our trip was filled with rainbows as you can see.

 Lt. Jonette Williams, New Orleans PD Community Outreach Officer, met with AFYI prior to the Autism Society of America’s 2016 National Conference.  She was anxious to see how our National Registry could be integrated into their current training program. We were directed to her after meeting with Commander Ronnie Stevens of the 6th District, NOPD.

  Prince Georges County Council members Todd Turner, Danielle Glaros, and Mary Lehman met with Natasha Seaforth, Michelle Reedy and Joyce Benjamin from Autism FYI Org on July 5, 2016. Representatives for AFYI also met with Councilwoman Karen Toles’ Chief of staff. They were all very supportive of the efforts for safety and the wonderful products that allow those on the Autism Spectrum to self identify themselves to assist First Responders  to rapidly identify the need for special considerations during an interaction. We appreciate their time and support and look forward to working with them.

          Greenbelt Police Chief Jim Craze, Deputy Chief Kemp, Greenbelt CAREs Director Liz Parks, and Admin. Assistant Dana Hill attended the introduction meeting with Autism FYI’s Michelle Reedy, Ret. Sgt. PGPD,  Administrator Natasha Seaforth, and COO Joyce Benjamin,RN,PA .

Autism FYI Org is proud to partner with Greenbelt Police Department. GBPD takes National Night Out to another level that AFYI feels will benefit those on the Autism Spectrum. NNO is held in multiple places all over Greenbelt so that more officers get to meet the public. For those on the Autism Spectrum that is important to have a smaller group and chance to meet officers one on one. GBPD is very active in training their officers about Autism Spectrum disorder and how to interact with them. They have requested decals for their officers to make reminders easily accessible. Thank you GBPD for caring. Greenbelt Cares is sent to help with any situation that may require a special hand like Autism Spectrum Disorder or someone with Mental illness or Neurologic Disorders. Liz Parks is someone I ( Joyce ) have known from years ago and look forward to working with her. It was a great meeting. Thank you Chief Craze.