The second day of the 2014 Autism Speaks Autism Investment Conference opened with a focus on residential support for adults on the autism spectrum.
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.
In the post below, Autism Speaks Vice President of Family Services Lisa Goring answers questions about the new announcement from Senator Schumer about funding for tracking devices for individuals with autism.
Lisa Goring, Vice President of Family Services at Autism Speaks talked with News 4 New York Friday night to discuss the topic of wandering along with our new partnership with the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children.
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.
A story on Foxnews.com on Tuesday looks at the need for more housing options for adults with autism, citing the lack of physical spaces as well well as not enough quality supports, including proper supervision, security and opportunities for social engagement. The story connects readers to Autism Speaks National Housing and Residential Supports Survey.
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.
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 stateofthestates.org for more information.