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Support from Autism Speaks for American Express Families

American Express Partnership with Autism Speaks

Autism affects 1 in 68 children, which is why American Express has teamed up with Autism Speaks to support their goal of changing the future for all who struggle with autism spectrum disorders. Together, we are proud to connect you with expert resources and free tool kits to support families affected by autism. 

For information about additional American Express resources, or to let us know what you think, send an email to

About Autism Speaks

Autism Speaks is the world’s leading autism science and advocacy organization. It is dedicated to funding research into the causes, prevention, treatments and a cure for autism; increasing awareness of autism spectrum disorders; and advocating for the needs of individuals with autism and their families. Each year Walk Now for Autism Speaks events are held in more than 95 cities across North America.

About Family Services

Autism Speaks Family Services is dedicated to providing information and resources to improve the outcomes of children, adolescents and adults with autism. Family Services offers resources, tool kits, and support to help families and others manage the day-to-day challenges of living with autism. 

We're Here for You!
Family Services Autism Response Team Manager Lindsay Naeder, MSW, is available to support you and your family by connecting you to resources and information, including our tool kits and other Family Services resources that will allow you to make informed decisions to improve the quality of life for individuals with autism. If you have any questions or you are looking for information about dealing with specific issues, call or email today! Lindsay is available at (917) 475-5066 or

Resources and Tool Kits

100 Day Kit and Asperger Syndrome/High-Functioning Autism Tool Kit 

The Autism Speaks 100 Day Kit and the Asperger Syndrome and High Functioning Autism Tool Kit were created specifically for newly diagnosed families to make the best possible use of the 100 days following their child's diagnosis of autism or AS/HFA. Familes of children diagnosed within the last 6 months can call and order a free copy by calling Lindsay at (917) 475-5066. The kits are also available to download free of charge!

School Community Tool Kit 

The School Community Tool Kit is designed to assist members of the school community in understanding and supporting students with autism. As the rate of autism diagnosis increases, many more public and private schools will include students with autism. Learners with autism may have some additional challenges in the school environment, but with the support of the school community, students with autism can make great strides and become valued members of the student body. Just as students can learn from each member of the school community, the school staff and peers can learn that students with autism have a lot to offer in return! The School Community Tool Kit is available for download free of charge!

Transition Tool Kit

The Autism Speaks Transition Tool Kit was created to serve as a guide to assist families on the journey from adolescence to adulthood. The guiding principle that we used in developing this kit is that all individuals with autism, regardless of the level of support needed, should be able to live lives filled with purpose, dignity, choices, and happiness. Family members of adolescents and young adults with autism between the ages of 14 and 22 may request a complimentary hard copy of the Transition Tool Kit by filling out the Transition Tool Kit order form. The kit is also available to download free of charge!

Resource Guide 

The Resource Guide is a nationwide database that contains over 45,000 resources and provides individuals and families with local resources that service a variety of needs from early intervention through adult care. It is one of the largest databases of autism resources and service providers in the U.S., searchable by state or by zip code. Resources are organized in over 75 categories.  

Click here to search for resources in your area!

Autism Speaks does not provide medical or legal advice or services.  Rather, Autism Speaks provides general information about autism as a service to the community.  The information provided in this email is not a recommendation, referral or endorsement of any resource, therapeutic method, or service provider and does not replace the advice of medical, legal or educational professionals.  Autism Speaks has not validated and is not responsible for any information or services provided by third parties.  You are urged to use independent judgment and request references when considering any resource associated with the provision of services related to autism.