Welcome to Families of Autistic Children in Tidewater.

Because Children with Autism are Children First.

Improving Quality of Life

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!

Ways That You Can Help

Ways to Help Families of Autistic Children

F.A.C.T. depends on an army of dedicated student and adult volunteers. From scavengers hunts to bike clinics there are so many ways to get involved. We would love to have you as a volunteer.

Learn how you can help us here

Family Socials

Join us for one of our five seasonal celebrations. FACT’s family socials are a perfect opportunity for families affected by autism to socialize and network. As always, these family events are free and open to 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 night for approximately three hours. 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 now offers sports programs!  Sports improve health and socialization and with four different sports offered each year, you’re sure to find a perfect fit for your athlete with autism.

Learn more about sports programs!

Community Partners

The programs that F.A.C.T. organizes depend on the generous support of responsible individuals and businesses.  Our need is great and no gift is too small.

Learn about our partners here