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Northeast Times | October 21, 2021

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Keller ISD Hosts Safety Discussions Between Special Education Students, Police Officers

Keller ISD Hosts Safety Discussions Between Special Education Students, Police Officers

Keller ISD will host a “Be Safe” event Wednesday, May 1, bringing together police officers with the District’s special education students to discuss safe interactions in the community.

“Be Safe: How to Interact Safely with Police” is a partnership between Keller ISD, My Health Resources (MHMR) of Tarrant County, and the Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (IDD) Council of Tarrant County. During the event, 25 police officers will pair up with 25 special education students for an interactive screening of “Be Safe: The Movie” as the pairs work together to learn how to react in everyday encounters with one another.

Prior to the film screening, officers will engage in a short, interactive simulation called “The Autism Experience,” which attempts to provide a glimpse into what it is like to have Autism.

The event is scheduled for 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. on Wednesday, May 1, at the Keller ISD Education Center (350 Keller Parkway). Lunch will be provided for participants.

Officers interested in participating in the experience are invited to register by visiting https://besafekeller2019.eventbrite.com. Media interested in covering the event can contact Keller ISD Communications at 817-744-1021 or Communications@KellerISD.net for more information.