Welcome to Families of Autistic Children in Tidewater.

Because Children with Autism are Children First.

What We Do

Improving the Quality of Life for Families of Autistic Children

The mission of F.A.C.T. 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 F.A.C.T. here

Camp Gonnawannagoagin’

While summer camp registration has closed due to full capacity, please check our “Events” page in late-August for upcoming fall Sports Programs, Family Socials, Teen Nights, & more. 

Check out summer camp photos!

Volunteer Opportunities

Ways to Help Families of Autistic Children

In order to best serve the autism community, FACT depends on an army of student and adult volunteers. There are a wide range of activities and time commitments throughout the year to fit into anyone’s schedule.

Learn about volunteer opportunities here

Family Socials

FACT’s Family Socials 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.

Learn about socials here

Teen & Tween Events

Teen and Tween outings take place once a month on a Friday or Saturday. These supervised outings are low in cost, and they provide perfect opportunities for companionship and community integration.

Learn more about social programs!

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 6 weeks each summer, 1 week during the spring and winter breaks. This camp is structured to foster communication and socialization, and is available for students ages 6 &up with the primary diagnosis of autism.

Learn about our programs here