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Lisa Goring

Housing and Residential Support at the Autism Investment Conference

Autism Speaks showcases innovative models for supporting adults with autism through housing and residential services
March 05, 2014

The second day of the 2014 Autism Speaks Autism Investment Conference opened with a focus on residential support for adults on the autism spectrum.

Autism Speaks to Provide Funding for “Big Red Safety Boxes" for Families of Individuals with Autism

$50,000 in funding awarded to the National Autism Association to provide Big Red Safety Boxes for individuals at risk of wandering.

February 14, 2014

NEW YORK, N.Y. (February 14, 2014) – Autism Speaks, the world’s leading autism science and advocacy organization, today announced that it has awarded $50,000 in funding to the National Autism Association (NAA) to provide 1500 Big Red Safety Boxes to families of individuals with autism who are at risk of wandering.

CNBC's Squawk Box Focuses on Employment of Adults with Autism

Story Airs in Advance of Monday's Small Business Town Hall in New York City
September 16, 2013

Lisa Goring, vice president of family services for Autism Speaks, and Lori and Gregg Ireland, the co-founders of Extraordinary Ventures, appeared on CNBC’s Squawk Box on Monday morning to discuss efforts to increase employment opportunities for adults with autism. The story focused on tonight’s Small Business Town Hall which takes place Monday evening at Credit Suisse in New York City.

What is the National Housing Survey? A Q&A with Lisa Goring

July 17, 2013

Autism Speaks Vice President of Family Services Lisa Goring answers your questions about the new National Housing and Residential Supports Survey!

1. What is the National Housing and Residential Supports Survey?

The National Housing and Residential Supports Survey is the first ever survey designed to measure and define the physical housing needs as well as the types of support services needed by young adults and adults with autism so that they may live as independently as possible.

For First Time in Decades Federal Spending for the Disabled Declines

June 29, 2013

The 2013 State of the States in Developmental Disabilities reported a 0.2% decrease in total spending for those with intellectual and developmental disabilities in the 2011 fiscal year compared to in 2010. David Braddock, the lead author of the report compiled by the University of Colorado, noted that this was the first decline since the study began in 1978. Visit for more information.