ASfAR offers 5 classes of membership:
- Full Member, $240 biennially;
- Affiliate Member, $140 biennially;
- Student Member, $50 biennially;
- Organizational Member, $500 biennially;
- International Member, $240 biennially.
The current membership cycle runs from January 2017 to December 2018, and includes registration for the national meeting in December 2018.
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.
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.
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.
Organizations providing services for people with an ASD may become Organizational Members. Organizational Members do not have voting rights. Tertiary educational institutes are excluded from becoming Organizational Members.
International Membership is available to individuals or organization 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.