Every month I enjoy talking to you via our newsletter and this issue I wanted to let you know a little about membership of the NAS. If, like me, you are already one of our over 20,000 members, then thank you - and forgive my using this space to tell others a little bit about the scheme and just how many advantages it can bring.
Whether you are a person with autism, a parent or a professional, being an NAS member helps you feel supported and gives you the chance to share your views with others affected by autism. One way our members do this is through our quarterly Communication magazine, which is full of news, advice and personal stories. Read a heart-warming article from our latest issue about a father's experience of having a child with autism.
All of our members are passionate about changing the world for people living with autism. So, as well as receiving a range of great benefits, our members play an incredibly important role in raising awareness of autism and making sure we have a voice. The more members we have, the more influential we can be.
Below, one of our lifetime members, Andrew, talks about why membership is so important to him and his family.
To find out more about becoming an NAS member, visit www.autism.org.uk/joinus
With my best wishes as always,
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