Interaction Advisory Group to Focus on Awareness, Inclusion, and Acceptance of People with Special Needs

– Offering an innovative approach and unique skill set to address growing need –

Birmingham, Alabama – 18 November 2015 – Interaction Advisory Group (IAG) today announced its launch in response to the increasing number of recent adverse events related to interactions with people with special needs. The company was co-founded by noted special needs advocate Dustin Chandler and traditional merchant bank Kirchner Group who both believe inclusion and acceptance for all individuals with special needs is integral for our future.

IAG recognizes that in the United States, 1 in 5 people live with special needs and understands you cannot necessarily look at a person and identify them as having special needs, therefore training and prior preparation is extremely important. Dustin, who will serve as the principal trainer is a former police officer in the state of Alabama and father of a child with special needs thus, he has a distinct ability to relate to first responders, public service officials, educators, and hospitality professionals while providing customized training and awareness. Dustin is a nationally known advocate and was also the driving force behind Carly’s Law, which allows the use of CBD Oil in Alabama to qualifying patients.

“I have experienced firsthand the need for this type of training and have conducted sessions with individuals from police departments, fire departments, mental health associations, youth service organizations, correctional facilities, and even search dog associations. The resounding response I get is how relevant and important the information we share is,” stated Dustin Chandler, President and Co-Founder. “Our training integrates a mixture of real world scenarios and demonstrations that allow the attendees to put the learning into their specific context. I encourage everyone to reach out to your local departments and associations to advocate for this type of vital training to help bridge this fundamental gap.”

“We are honored to be a co-founder and to have a multi-faceted relationship with Interaction Advisory Group as an active partner and advisor. Our firm has a significant focus on these type of ‘impact activities’ and provided financial support as well as operational and market support via our merchant banking services to IAG,” added W.B. “Bud” Kirchner, Founder and CEO, Kirchner Group. ”With Dustin’s skillset and Kirchner Group’s horsepower I hope some of the inevitable anxiety around these interactions can be alleviated by knowing public facing professionals can receive training in awareness, inclusion and acceptance of people with special needs.”

Interaction Advisory Group (IAG) believes true inclusion and acceptance for all individuals with special needs is integral for our future. IAG aims to improve the interactions between those with special needs and society at large through customized special needs awareness and training. IAG training is specialized for first responders, public service officials and private sector workers including teachers, and hospitality professionals. IAG was co-founded by noted special needs advocate Dustin Chandler and traditional merchant bank Kirchner Group.

For more information contact:
Dustin Chandler
President & Co-Founder
+1 205.447.7998

Kirchner Group believes that every business, and every portfolio of businesses, can be made more valuable and that none should become valueless, regardless of the circumstances. Kirchner Group’s proprietary platform is built on the premise that pairing deep domain expertise with process experts provides superior results. Kirchner Group has provided traditional merchant banking services since 1985 and offers advisory, operational and transactional support to companies as well as asset management services for institutional investors. The group’s clients and partners range from promising entrepreneurs to Fortune 500 companies and their investors. Kirchner Group also manages assets for some of the largest insurance companies, commercial banks and institutional investors in the world.

For more information contact:
Don Haliburton
Chief Operating Officer
+1 604.362.5117