Entries by factadmin

A Message of Thanks and Praise for TCC from our Director

At my core I have always considered myself an educator. Whether working as a speech pathologist or a camp director, working with individuals with special needs and their families has always been my passion. I was excited and terrified when, after serving as Camp Director for 9 years, FACT offered me a full-time position as […]

April Should be Autism Action Month

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, it is estimated that 1 in 88 children in the United States have an Autism Spectrum Disorder.  That means that as many as 1.5 million Americans today are believed to have some form of autism, including in excess of 90,000 Virginians.  At this time, autism is not […]

Super-Human Abilities

As humans, most of us have a tendency to daydream about what it would be like to be someone else or to have certain abilities. For example, so many of us moms often wish we had the ability to clone ourselves. Meanwhile, our sons are busy fantasizing about having super-hero abilities, like flying or disappearing. […]

Volunteering Pays: My Favorite Oxymoron

When I tell other non-profit organizations that Families of Autistic Children in Tidewater (F.A.C.T.) attracts more than 250 student volunteers each year they are envious and they should be.  I could not be more proud of our volunteers. Some enter our programs innately able to engage and mentor our campers with autism.  Others need more […]