You can help further our work by becoming a member of our organisation.
As a member-led organisation, we rely greatly on those keen to ensure our sustainability as a charity, whether you are a parent, carer or guardian, or have a professional or personal interest in autism. Your support enables us to continue to develop and deliver services, information and practical support to those individuals living with autism.
Although we are governed by a board of trustees, as a member-led organisation we also want to hear members’ views and thoughts, and therefore welcome and value that input to help shape our organisation and the work we do.
At present we can offer our members the following:
- A welcome pack, containing information on our services.
- Our newsletter sent directly to your email inbox
- Voting rights at our Annual General Meeting (for those aged 18 and over)
- Early notice of, and priority booking to new intakes of our services*
- Free entry to Our Dynamic Earth with a Golden Ticket. We can offer this to groups of up 12 people.
- Frequent correspondence regarding other services, events and support available from other organisations.
The annual membership fee is £20.00. We also offer an annual concessionary fee of £10.00 for those in receipt of a means-tested benefit: Income Support, Income-related Employment & Support Allowance (ESA), Income-related Job Seeker’s Allowance (JSA) or Guaranteed Pension Credit, who can supply us with a copy of their award letter from the Department of Work and Pensions.
You can download a membership form here.
*Priority booking is available to members for all of our services with the exception of the West Lothian Playschemes and Saturday Club (as these are managed by the Child Disability Service in West Lothian). We also cannot make priority booking for the Better Breaks Flexible Respite service as this is offered through VOCAL Carers Centre.