THOMAS ILAND, CPA, DTM
impacted by autism spectrum disorder (ASD)
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, becoming a Certified Public Accountant, speaking at the United Nations, running two marathons and having a girlfriend.
He has presented numerous workshops and trainings for: The United States Army, The Autism Society of America, The Council of Exceptional Children, Future Horizons, The HELP Group, Autism Conferences of America, and Loyola-Marymount University just to name a few. He is also on the Board of Directors for a number of not-for-profit organizations including Autism Speaks, The Art of Autism, and Junior Chamber International. Tom just earned the distinction of being one of only 87 Toastmasters Accredited Speakers in the world, and the only one with autism!
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.”