Thomas Iland, CPA, DTM
Tom Iland was diagnosed with autism at 13, and has worked hard to achieve many of his goals: full-time employment, driving, living in his own apartment and having a girlfriend.
He has presented numerous workshops and trainings for: The Autism Society of Los Angeles, The Council of Exceptional Children, Future Horizons, The HELP Group, Autism Conferences of America, The University of Redlands and more, and is on the Board of Directors for a number of not-for-profit organizations including Santa Clarita Valley Safe Rides, Junior Chamber International Santa Clarita, and The Art of Autism. I am also a division director for District 52 of Toastmasters International where he is one of only about 4,000 Distinguished Toastmasters in the world!
Parents, educators and self-advocates tell me they’re inspired by my presentations. Topics include my mantra from Come to Life, “Know Yourself. Love Yourself. Be Yourself.”