ASfAR Membership

ASfAR Membership Application Process

Membership Plans and Benefits

In order to qualify for membership of ASfAR, fees must be paid biennially and an initial membership application must be submitted for review by the ASfAR Interim Committee.

Paying your membership fees means our members can attend our biannual research conference free of charge, i.e. they will pay no conference registration fees, as these are included in the membership. The membership fee also supports the ASfAR website,  production and distribution of a half yearly Newsletter, administration of subscriptions, membership etc…


Full membership

Full Members must have a relevant graduate degree from an accredited university, and have at least 3 recent publications in peer-reviewed journals relevant to autism, or a combination of equivalent alternatives such as a thesis, publications, and/or successful grant(s) for autism related research, to be judged by the Executive Committee. Alternatively, an individual may have other scientific credentials that they wish to submit to the Executive Committee for consideration for full membership.

To apply for Full Membership, please make your payment via PayPal by clicking the button below. Once your payment has been processed, you will receive an email with instructions to finalise the creation of your account.

To join as a full member will require you pay a fee of $240 for biennial membership.  Should your membership not be accepted, your fee will be refunded.


Affiliate Membership status is available for individuals who have some association with autism, but who do not meet the necessary criteria for Full or Student Membership. Affiliate Members do not have voting rights.

To apply for Affiliate Membership, please make your payment via PayPal by clicking the button below. Once your payment has been processed, you will receive an email with instructions to finalise the creation of your account.

To join as an associate member will require you pay a fee of $140 for biennial membership.  Should your membership not be accepted, your fee will be refunded.


International membership

International Membership is available to individuals or organizations from countries other than the Asia-Pacific Region and who have some association with Autism. International Members do not have voting rights. Reduced fees apply to emerging economies.

To apply for International Membership, please make your payment via PayPal by clicking the button below. Once your payment has been processed, you will receive an email with instructions to finalise the creation of your account.

To join as an international member will require you pay a fee of $240 for biennial membership.  Should your membership not be accepted, your fee will be refunded.


Organisational membership

Organisations providing services for people with an ASD may become Organizsational Members. Organisational Members do not have voting rights. Tertiary educational institutes are excluded from becoming Organisational Members.

To apply for Organisational Membership, please make your payment via PayPal by clicking the button below. Once your payment has been processed, you will receive an email with instructions to finalise the creation of your account.

To join as an organisational member will require you pay a fee of $500 for biennial membership.  Should your membership not be accepted, your fee will be refunded.


Student Members must be enrolled or must have been enrolled within the last three years in an undergraduate or postgraduate program and be undertaking or have been undertaking autism related research at an accredited university. Student Members do not have voting rights.

To apply for Student Membership, please make your payment via PayPal by clicking the button below. Once your payment has been processed, you will receive an email with instructions to finalise the creation of your account.

To join as a student member will require you pay a fee of $50 for biennial membership.  Should your membership not be accepted, your fee will be refunded.