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.
TEEN TIME (AGES 13-18) AND SOCIAL CLUB (AGES 19-30)
Teen Time and Social Club are monthly group excursions designed to foster an accepting environment for young adults with high-functioning autism or Asperger’s syndrome. We aim to make all of our participants feel appreciated for their individuality and to teach them how to treat each other with respect and kindness. Outings are specifically chosen so that our students have increased opportunities to socialize with their peers.