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


Being part of a team is an excellent way to reinforce social skills and encourage physical fitness.  Be sure to check out GonnawannaGOALagin and join in on the fun!

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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

Social Programs

F.A.C.T. hosts  programs that engage individuals with autism and encourage interaction with peers. Programs include Tween Time, Teen Night, Bowling Leagues and more.

Learn about social programs here

Winter Respite

A room full of holiday gifts and they’re still bored? Fend off cabin fever and join the fun at Camp Gonnawannagoagin Winter Season.

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Looking for a weekly bonding activity to do with your child this winter? FACT now has a bowling league every Sunday from 3:00-5:00.

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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

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