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Give a gift in your will

Scottish Autism funds many additional activities and facilities through income received.

If we did not receive such generous support from those who support our work these activities simply would not be available.



How your gift will help

Here are some of the activities we have been able to provide due to the generosity of others:

£187,000   Our Autism Advice Line, annual costs

£42,000     Right Click - our online support programme - annual costs

£10,000     Sensory room

£10,000     Outdoor Gym

£6,900       Social Groups, annual costs

£4,000       Music therapy sessions

£4,000       Technology (for individuals we support)

£2,530       Healthy eating/gaining cooking skills

In the last ten years Scottish Autism has received over £600,000 from generous gifts left in wills. This has allowed us to both plan for the future and provide everyday services for individuals we support.

Our Autism Advice Line is the only autism specific service of its kind in Scotland, and relies on generous donations and fundraising activities to ensure the service is available for individuals when it's needed most.

Scottish Autism is extremely sympathetic regarding how your gift will be used. If you would like your gift used for a specific purpose or in a certain area please let us know and where possible we will ensure your wishes are carried out.

What your legacy funding can do

The late Dr Dinah Murray generously gifted Scottish Autism legacy funding to develop an innovative app, AutNav, in partnership with the National Autistic Taskforce. This app brings together an individual's favourite content, to use technology to pursue interests and keep in touch with friends and family more easily.

Dr Murray was passionate about supporting the rights of autistic individuals with profound communication difficulties, often supported in long-term residential care, and saw AutNav as a method to enable them to communicate their interests, and interact with friends and wider family.

Click here to find out more about the AutNav app.

Remembering a loved one

Heirs can make a gift to charity in the name of a loved one up to two years following their passing.

If you would like to inform us of your intention to leave a gift in your will to Scottish Autism, or if you have any questions, please contact us in the strictest confidence.

Call our Fundraising Team on 01259 720044 or email

Gifts in wills provide vital funding to allow us to develop new projects, like AutNav, and help us to both plan for the future and provide everyday services for the individuals we support.

- Scottish Autism Deputy CEO, Charlene Tait