Ms. Goring is Executive Vice President of programs and services for Autism Speaks, providing direction and management of the family services department since its inception in 2007. Under her leadership, the family services department provides information to empower families and positively impact the outcomes of individuals with autism. Ms. Goring and her team have created a number of popular resources and tool kits for the community including: 1) a 100 Day Kit for newly diagnosed families (10,000 hard copies, 79,000 downloads, translated into 5 languages), 2) A School Community Tool Kit to support learners with autism in the school environment (26,000 downloads), 3) a Dental Tool Kit with tips and resources for parents and dental professionals (49,000 downloads), 4) a Transition Toolkit for adolescents transitioning to adulthood (3,000 hard copies, 23,000 downloads), and 5) an Employment Tool kit (12,000 downloads). Ms. Goring also serves as staff liaison to the Family Services Committee, was one of the founding members of Advancing Futures for Adults with Autism (AFAA), and currently serves as treasurer of AFAA. Prior to Autism Speaks, Ms. Goring spent 19 years at Saks Fifth Avenue where she was a vice president of merchandising. She is a past president of her local School Community Association and also worked as a teaching assistant for students with autism. Ms. Goring holds a B.S. from Boston University. She and her husband have two children including a teenage son with autism.