Police Safety and Employment Special

Recent tragedies involving police nationwide highlight the potential danger of interaction with law enforcement. The danger can be greater for people on the autism spectrum because they can appear strange to police. Please join AASCEND for excerpts from Be Safe, a new film created with people on the autism spectrum and that gives suggestions about how to be safe with police. Please bring your own experience with police — the bad and the good — so that we can learn from each other and live safer. 


AASCEND is happy to offer a fresh perspective on Autism employment courtesy of Cristina Orozco, recently arrived in the Bay Area from Las Vegas where she was director and trainer for the Achievement Vocational Center for Young Adults with High Functioning Autism. There she created and taught a six week series on what kind of job is right for you, getting the job and keeping the  job. With over 15 years in Human Resources management, Cristina is bilingual in English and Spanish, so be sure to invite your Spanish-speaking autistic friends to this discussion! Let’s see how Cristina’s approach complements our own Autism Job Club. Joining Cristina will be her son Brandon Orozco, a young adult on the autism spectrum who will share his first-hand experience navigating the world of employment using the tools presented.

When: Sat May 16, 10am – noon
Where: The Arc of SF 1500 Howard St. @ 11th St.    SF, CA 94103  map   

Parking is available in the garage at 255 12th Street, with a reasonable flat rate for Saturdays. There is also metered street parking for $2/hr.