THOMAS ILAND, CPA, AS
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 Iland is the world’s first Accredited Speaker with Autism
Toastmaster’s Accredited Speaker distinction is reserved for the finest professional speakers in the world, who fulfill numerous criteria and then compete for the honor in front of a huge live audience. Now imagine having autism and meeting that challenge, because that’s exactly what Tom did! Watch his live “audition” for the Accredited Speaker title to learn more about autism and this outstanding young man.
Tom is one of only 87 Accredited Speakers in the world, and the only one with autism He is poised and ready to share his positive energy and inspiring messages as a keynote speaker, corporate diversity trainer and consultant to organizations across the country. Contact Tom to book him for your next event!
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.”