Welcome to Families of Autistic Children in Tidewater.

Because Children with Autism are Children First.

What We Do

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

HOP on the Brew Bus!

Like hops? Well, hop onto the Brew Bus & explore 3 breweries in Ghent!  We’ll take you door-to-door to each brewery using our very own fleet of FACT buses for $40. Let us “drive you to drink!”

Ticket available for Norfolk and Virginia Beach locations! Buy now!

Volunteer Opportunities

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 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.

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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