• 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

Brew Bus Norfolk!


SATURDAY, APRIL 6th 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM

FACT’s 2nd Annual Brew Bus Tour of Ghent!

We will take you to Benchtop, Elation, and O’Connor breweries.

Tickets start March 10th!

Use PROMO code LUCKYDUCK for $40  tickets until St. Patty’s Day!

Get your tickets starting March 10th!

Save the Date

The Lawn Party Under the Stars

The event of the season is May 18th. Support families with autism, buy tickets, donate, or register for the on line silent auction. Partygoers enjoy awesome live music, incredible food, top shelf libations, remarkable raffles and more! Tickets are limited. Get yours now.

Buy tickets/ Donate

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 seasonal celebrations. As always, these events are free and welcome all ages and abilities.

Learn More About Family Events

Social Programs

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.

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 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 5-30 with the primary diagnosis of autism.

Learn More About Our Camp Programs