As a mother of a child with autism, I fear for my son’s future, especially his future without me.” Lisa, one of our members, who has decided to leave the NAS a gift in her will.

Together we can shape the future for people with autism

Together we can shape a fairer world, where nobody with autism has to face the future alone, and where specialist support and advice is available to all who need it. With a gift in your will, you can ensure that we will be here with a lifetime of support for your loved ones and families like Lisa's.

After you have looked after your family and friends, a gift in your will to The National Autistic Society can help ensure that services like our helpline can continue to be a trusted source of information, specialist advice and vital support to those who need it. It could also make sure that adults on the spectrum never feel alone and are able to make new friends, learn new skills and feel supported by people who understand, through services like our social groups and online community.

Lisa's story

As a mother of a child with autism it frightens you to think someone else could be looking after your child’s money, but my solicitor explained that you can choose other people, who you trust, to help them make sure that certain financial choices are the right ones. As a parent of a child with autism, you find so much is out of your control and the one thing I felt after I included the trust in my will was a sense of relief. At the same time, I also left a gift to The National Autistic Society.

"It’s nice to be actively doing something to help my son. I also felt it was important to support such a vital service for other people with autism and their families. Today the NAS helps me and my son, and I’m sure they will continue to do so as he grows up."

If you feel the same as Lisa, and would like to find out more about leaving a gift to The National Autistic Society in your will, email to request your information pack today.