National Autistic Society TogetherGifts

TogetherGifts – giving together to help people with autism

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A TogetherGift helps you to join with friends and family and make a difference to the lives of people with autism.

Take a look at the stories above to see how TogetherGifts can help families like Max's.

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    "I’m Lucy; my son Max has autism. Life’s difficult, especially for Max who struggles every day. I’ve used the NAS helpline and family seminars, they really helped with Max’s education and behaviour. TogetherGifts is a brilliant idea, simple to set up and a contribution of just £2 a month goes a long way if we join together. My family feel at a loss as how to help; something like this is easy for them to do."

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    "My name’s Chris, my son Max has autism. I joined TogetherGifts because the NAS have supported us so well during some of the darker days. Without the help, advice and support the NAS has given, we would have found it extremely difficult to manage. My contribution is not much, but goes towards something that offers a lot, not only for us but for many other families out there. We are all in it together."

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    "I’m Tim, Max’s uncle. My relationship with Max and his brother Leo is great – but it can be hard work. I like the idea of TogetherGifts because from small acorns great oaks do grow, so we should all plant a little acorn and grow a forest to do a lot more for people with autism! A small regular amount is easier for me, you don’t notice it going out and you then know you’re always doing something."

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    "Max attended school with my son. When my son was diagnosed with autism our world was turned upside down. Max's mum introduced me to the NAS. Life for a family with autism is difficult and draining; having help, support and guidance is so important. TogetherGifts is an amazing way to help, and although you’re giving a small amount, that money will help to improve life for people living with autism."

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    "I’m Heather, Max’s granny. Having a child with autism 24/7 is very difficult, and life’s not easy for Max’s brother either. We like TogetherGifts because people can give a little - £2 a month is the price of one cup of coffee, but if we all join together the NAS can plan ahead. We have benefited a lot from them and would like to spread the word."

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    "My wife and I are blessed with two lovely grandsons, Max has autism. When he was diagnosed the future looked bleak. I went to a day course run by the NAS with my daughter and it was a revelation – the staff were extremely helpful. TogetherGifts is about everyone coming together to help people with autism – we’re all in it together - so it’s nice to think you’re giving together as well."

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How to create your TogetherGift to help people with autism

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Share your story

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Invite your friends, family & colleagues

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Give together

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Help people with autism

See how your TogetherGift will transform lives

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Photo of girlFive family and friends all giving £2 a month could pay for seven desperate parents, often at crisis point, to get the support they need from one of our helpline advisers.

Photo of mother and sonTen family and friends giving £2 a month could pay for nine worried parents to receive a pack that includes vital information about autism and the support available.

Photo of groupFifteen family and friends giving £2 a month could pay towards the cost of running our online community, enabling nearly 8,000 users living with autism to share their experiences and feel less alone.

Photo of couple20 family and friends giving £2 a month could give a family the in-depth support they need on their child’s rights, so that their child gets the education they deserve.

25 family and friends giving £2 a month could pay could pay for 9 adults with autism to attend a social group for a whole year, enabling them to develop their social skills in a safe environment and make new friends.

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Lucy supported Max's TogetherGift by donating £2 a month

Thanks Lucy - appreciate that!

Tina supported Aaliyah's TogetherGift by donating £2 a month

You're a star Tina

Shenay supported Shenay's TogetherGift by donating £2 a month

You’re really kind Shenay!

Mathilda supported Ethan's's TogetherGift by donating £2 a month

Thanks Mathilda - appreciate that!

Colin supported Teddys's TogetherGift by donating £2 a month

You're a star Colin

Debbie supported Teddys's TogetherGift by donating £10 a month

You’re really kind Debbie!

Jean supported Oliver's TogetherGift by donating £5 a month

Thanks Jean - appreciate that!

Arko supported Arko's TogetherGift by donating £2 a month

You're a star Arko

tim supported Max's TogetherGift by donating £2 a month

You’re really kind tim!

Kerri supported Teddys's TogetherGift by donating £2 a month

Thanks Kerri - appreciate that!

Nicholas supported Max's TogetherGift by donating £2 a month

You're a star Nicholas

Kirsty supported Max's TogetherGift by donating £2 a month

You’re really kind Kirsty!

Chris supported Max's TogetherGift by donating £5 a month

Thanks Chris - appreciate that!

lucy supported Max's TogetherGift by donating £2 a month

You're a star lucy

Simon supported Steve and Jonny's TogetherGift by donating £10 a month

You’re really kind Simon!

Peter supported Steve and Jonny's TogetherGift by donating £10 a month

Thanks Peter - appreciate that!

Mark supported Steve and Jonny's TogetherGift by donating £2 a month

You're a star Mark

Kate supported Steve and Jonny's TogetherGift by donating £10 a month

You’re really kind Kate!

Donna supported Shiell's TogetherGift by donating £2 a month

Thanks Donna - appreciate that!

Sarah supported Oliver's TogetherGift by donating £5 a month

You're a star Sarah

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More about The National Autistic Society

We are the leading UK charity for people with autism (including Asperger syndrome) and their families. We provide information, support and pioneering services, and campaign for a better world for people with autism.

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Why we need you

As a charity we are reliant on donations to help many thousands of people with autism and their families through our campaigning and services like our Helpline.

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Where your money will go

97p in every £1 goes directly to helping people with autism and their families

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