• Enjoying the Moment

  • Meeting New People

  • Improving Our Skills

  • Seeking an Adventure

  • Forming Friendships

  • Creating Lasting Memories

  • Sliding Into Fun

  • Having Fun Together

  • Making New Friends
  • Exploring the World Around Us

  • Conquering!

Welcome to Families of Autistic Children in Tidewater.

Because Children with Autism are Children First.

What We Do at FACT

The mission of FACT is to improve the quality of life for individuals with autism and their families in the greater Tidewater Virginia area.  We offer numerous programs to support our mission.

Learn more about FACT here

We are a Rite Aid KidCents Charity!

Imagine the Change your Change can Make

 FACT now participates in the Rite Aid KidCents program, an easy way for wellness+ rewards members to make a difference by rounding up to the nearest dollar for your favorite charity. Link your Wellness + card below to start making change!

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How to get Involved

FACT has all types of volunteering options: hourly, weekly, monthly, annually, and more! Find which opportunity suits your needs!

Volunteer opportunities

Family Celebrations

FACT’s Family Events are a perfect opportunity for families affected by autism to socialize and network. Join us for one of these 5 seasonal celebrations. As always, these events are free and welcome all ages and abilities.

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Teen Time & Social Club

Monthly outings for teens and young adults ages 13 to 30 that provide perfect opportunities for peer companionship and community integration.  Activities are affordable and fun.

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Sports Programs

FACT offers sports leagues to suit any talent! Your athlete with autism will love being part of a team, while also improving their health and socialization skills.

Learn more about sports programs

Camp Programs

FACT hosts a fun-filled, action-packed day camp in Virginia Beach for six 1-week sessions each summer, as well as 1 week during the spring and winter breaks. This camp is structured to foster communication and socialization, and is available for students ages 6-30 with the primary diagnosis of autism.

Learn about our programs here