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

4th Annual Scavenger Hunt

This year’s Scavenger Hunt will take place in the heart of Ghent on Sunday, December 6th. Round up your friends and come help us support EVMS and their life-changing autism research.

For an overview, click here.

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 has launched its fall Sports Programs! With the addition of even more sports clinics this season-including Zumba and volleyball-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

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