Day twelve On the twelfth day of Christmas your giving really could help change lives. The North East Autism Society has been serving children, young people and adults from across our region, for almost 40 years. From our inception, when a group of dedicated parents made huge sacrifices to in order to establish our first school, to present day, we remain as passionate and as committed to people with autism or other examples of neurodiversity as we were on day one. But now more than ever it’s true to say that we couldn’t do it without you. With cuts to public services, an ever-challenging market place and increasing pressure on budgets even the smallest amount given regularly makes a massive difference. When you sign up to give even just £1 a week it allows us to plan for the future knowing we have unrestricted funds coming in. It allows us to meet needs as and when they arise. And it gives us the security of knowing we have an army of people behind us when we pioneer new services and ideas. Make no mistake about it, your giving this Christmas really will help us to make a tangible difference to the lives of children, young people and adults. Together, we really can change lives.