Frequently asked questions

What is A-NOD For Situational Awareness?

A-NOD by definition is a non-verbal indication towards someone that indicates signals or conveys a message, an awareness. Situational Awareness is how one perceives their situation in sensory terms and then processes that information according to their experiences. Decisions and responses are often made in these brief moments which may or may not be the best decision at that time. Awareness is simply to be in the moment. This can be done by simply noting one's emotional, spiritual, and mental state of being, as well as their own sense of self, in their own space or within their community.

What are the values and benefits of A-NOD For Situational Awareness LLC?

1. The value of A-NOD’s main products, namely the window decal and the visor sleeve, is that they convey a family's nonverbal message to trained and mindful Public Servants to notice that something else needs to be addressed due to a family member(s) being blessed with unseen greater than normal emotional, mental, and/or behavioral responses which may present themselves during traffic incidents and home issues. 2. The benefit of A-NOD For Situational Awareness LLC for the family is that loved one(s) blessed with invisible conditions have a nonverbal resource tool that asks for respect, safety, and support for all during stressful situations. The benefit of A-NOD For Situational Awareness LLC for Public Servants is that it becomes one more tool for them to use to help fill in the gaps caused by the various stressful situations which cause a decrease in Situational Awareness for all parties involved. The combination of these benefits will help to strengthen A-NOD’s bridges between these two communities. A-NOD For Situational Awareness LLC is continuing to present it's products and services to various legislative committees so that Public Servants and Governmental Officials will sign this program into law which will allow greater access to all interested parties.

How can I access the Situational Awareness Product?

1. A-NOD For Situational Awareness LLC products are available through this website. 2. A-nod For Situational Awareness LLC products can be purchased at speaking engagements, medical clinics, and other therapeutic venues where the main products would be supervised and scripted by doctors, nurse practitioners and therapeutic staff.

How can I get involved and advocate, volunteer, and assist in the growth and ongoing development of A-NOD For Situational Awareness LLC?

1. Members can attend Situational Awareness educational events, groups, conferences, webinars, lunch and learns, and other awareness engaging activities. 2. There are three A-NOD Groups. These three group options on based on time, gifts and talents. The first A-Nod group is for those members who are educationally learning the existence of and the language of this resource, especially if the families are new to the Situational Awareness process. The second A-NOD group is designed for those members who have experienced life concerns and issues that have shaped them into becoming advocates and/or a voice for others. This group is also made up of those in the helping professions known to assist families and loved ones who navigate the social service system. Monitors and Administrators of A-NOD will have the role which they will assist the helpers best determine how they can help their families throughout their life experiences and individual situations. The third A-NOD group is made up of members who have an invested interest in bringing their gifts, time, and talents to the business after monitoring and approval by A-Nod Administration. This group is the only group that has an annual fee, as well as has access to the website and its information and products. Groups will have time and fee requirements dependent on interest, experiences, gifts and talents. For future consideration regarding A-NOD For Situational Awareness LLC, contact Founder Diane Thacker at or at 515-776-8321.

Do we accept donations?

Presently, we are accepting free will gifts. Due to our status we are not accepting donations at this time. We are looking into changing our status in the future so that donations could be considered. Thank you for your support and we apprecaite your patience and understanding. Gifts can be mailed to: A-NOD for Situational Awareness LLc 2526 E 29th Street Des Moines, IA 50317