661-505-8760 tom@thomasiland.com

Self-Advocate, Presenter & Consultant

Over the past ten years I have engaged with diverse audiences on different topics related to autism. I can present just about any topic you need with heart and humor.

In recent presentations I have addressed:

  • Parents and professionals at conferences and seminars for the Autism Society of Los Angeles, Future Horizons, The HELP Group, Autism Conferences of America and University of Redlands
  • Students at Woodbury University, CSUN, College of the Canyons, Canyon High School and Golden Valley High School
  • Self-advocates in social skills groups, support groups and inclusive settings
  • Staff at North Los Angeles County Regional Center, Lanterman Regional Center and Westside Regional Center
  • Toastmasters at BarneStorming Toastmasters and Smedley Chapter One (the very first Toastmasters club!)
  • Police trainings with Los Angeles Police Department, North Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, California Highway Patrol and Alamo Area Council of Governments

Other roles include:

  • On-set advisor for the California Peace Officers Standards and Training Autism Awareness Video
  • Co-facilitator for BE SAFE community safety events
  • Cast extra and on-set advisor for ‘Ghost Whisperer’

Click on “Presentations” to learn more and book me to present at your next event!

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