Fun and Enriching Activities for People With Autism
Campers will expand their social and communication skills by joining one of our six, week-long summer camp sessions in Virginia Beach. We also offer a one-week session every spring, and when the school schedule allows, another camp for the winter break. Students ages 6 and older with a primary diagnosis of autism are eligible to attend camp. For individuals on the spectrum, Camp Gonnawanngoagin’ is a haven free from the daily struggles of processing the world they live in. We provide the communication and behavioral supports needed for every child to be successful.
Campers with ASD and student volunteers register here
Learning to ride a bike creates opportunities for children with autism to develop social interaction skills, improve fitness, and boost their self-confidence. Biking is enjoyed almost everywhere at any time of the year by people of all ages and genders. It is also a valuable mode of transportation. FACT partners with iCan Bike to teach individuals with developmental disabilities ages 8 and older how to ride traditional two-wheel bicycles.
These activities also expand recreation options, increase endurance, and improve self-esteem. Athletes of any ability level are welcome to join any of our sports programs.
Students who can follow simple directions and imitate actions are the most successful. We have two experienced coaches and plenty of peer volunteers who aim to model skills and encourage people to participate. Adult supervision is limited, and caregivers are required to stay on-site during instruction.
Team sports are typically eight-week sessions that meet once a week and are in session throughout the school year. FACT offers co-ed kickball, basketball, and soccer, and bowling to individuals ages 6 and older.
Adult and student volunteers are needed. Contact us to learn more.
Athletes with ASD, adult and student volunteers Register Here