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October is National Bullying Prevention Month

October is National Bullying Prevention Month! Pledge to be a GET SAFE BACKOFF! Buddy today and help us put a stop to bullying!   

State Council on Developmental Disabilities awards GET SAFE five grant contracts for 2014-2015

We are pleased to announce that State Council on Developmental Disabilities (SCDD) has awarded GET SAFE five new contracts for Cycle 37 Grants (2014-2015). SCDD is established by state and federal law as an independent state agency to ensure that people with developmental disabilities and their families receive the services and supports they need. We are ecstatic about the opportunity to continue educating the community about safety and advocacy in 2015, and we are looking forward to reaching even more people across California. This upcoming year, GET SAFE will be working on the following projects in the following areas: Area Board 1 (Serving Del Norte, Humboldt, Lake and Mendocino Counties) GET SAFE will provide four First Responder Training sessions to help traditional first responders (law enforcement, fire personnel, EMTs, hospital staff, judicial employees, etc.) and community service members (city employees, them park employees, retail employees, caregivers,

Back to School!

We hope everyone survived their first week back at school! Here’s a little something to help… GET SAFE student tips for bullying prevention!  tips!

GET SAFE completes 2013-2014 grant contracts, educates hundreds

Stuart Haskin and Molly Kennedy present in the theater of Natural History Museum (09/04/14). September 30th marked the end of State Council on Developmental Disabilities’ Cycle 36 Grants. In 2014, GET SAFE worked with Area Board 12 (serving Inyo, Mono, Riverside and San Bernardino counties) and Area Board 13 (serving San Diego and Imperial Counties) to educate persons with developmental disabilities and community service members on two very important topics: self-advocacy and community awareness about developmental disabilities. Area Board 12 The goal of this project was to engage persons with developmental disabilities and and educate them about self-advocacy and how to start a consumer-led group in their areas.  This summer, GET SAFE hosted four main training events in Blythe, Bishop, Ontario and Norco. These fun events were held at entertaining venues, such as the city pool, Dave & Buster’s, and a bowling alley, and served as an opportunity

Autism Awareness Training

Thank you to the San Diego Natural History Museum for hosting us and allowing us to teach your staff and volunteers how to better serve persons with autism and other developmental disabilities!