A Free Seminar for Families with Special Needs – Help Law Enforcement Help You

Monday, April 24, 2017




Leadership Pasadena, in partnership with Villa Esperanza Services, Ability First and Professional Child Development Associates, is presenting a free 90-minute safety training for families, caregivers or staff caring for individuals with an intellectual/developmental disabilities (I/DD). The training will focus on how to safely interact with law enforcement and first responders as a an I/DD individual or a family member or caregiver of an I/DD individual.

Brian Herritt, a former police officer with a son on the Autism Spectrum, will give the 90-minute presentation. Brian trains police officers and families across the country on ways to prepare for safe and effective interactions between individuals with an I/DD and law enforcement and first responders. Brian's advice comes from years of experience on both sides of this situation. Visit his website at www.autismcop.com.

Pasadena Fire and Police Departments as well as the South Pasadena Police Department and Pasadena Unified School District support this event and members of these organizations will be in the audience to meet attendees to build relationships.

Thank you to all those supporting the event: HRock Church for the venue, the Ambassador Auditorium; Brian Herritt our speaker; PUSD for Spanish translation assistance; as well as Pasadena Fire Union Local 809 and the Pasadena Police Officers Association for sponsoring the refreshments, handouts and educational materials for the free event.


A Free Seminar for Families with Special Needs – Help Law Enforcement Help You
Monday, April 24, 2017
6:30-8:00pm

Ambassador Auditorium
131 S. St. John Ave.
Pasadena, CA 91105


Free parking in Auditorium Parking Lot off of St. John Avenue

The seminar will offer a limited number of headsets for Spanish translation. Please register early to secure your headset if needed.

Please RSVP at https://communitysafetymeeting.eventbrite.com.


We hope to see you there!

If you would like more information on the seminar or would like to share with friends and family, please:
Click here to download the English flyer.

Click here to download the Spanish flyer. (Para Español, haz clic aquí.)



Click here to read the Pasadena Now article about the seminar!



Presented In Partnership With:


Ability First


Professional Child Development Associates

Pasadena Fire Department

Pasadena Police Department

South Pasadena Police Department

Pasadena Unified School District

HRock Church