Autism is a neurobiological condition that affects a person’s ability to communicate and to interact with others. More children will be diagnosed with autism this year than with childhood cancer, juvenile diabetes and pediatric AIDS combined.
Autism is the fastest growing developmental disability in the United States, but receives less than 5% of the research funding of many less prevalent childhood diseases. Autism affects 1 in 88 children, 1 in 54 boys; chances are you know someone who has been affected by autism.
The Autism Society, Tidewater chapter provides much-needed services for individuals with autism and their families. All money raised stays locally! Your contribution is a wonderful way to support families in our local community and provide hope for their children affected by this challenging disorder.
Some of our programs include: Family to Family Workshops, Tween Socials, Good Friends Forever, Autism 101, Lending Library, Family Grants , Respite Nights, Coffee & Chat, SibArt, Sensory Friendly Films, Parent Groups, Project ACT Workshops, Community Awareness Projects, and Surfer’s Healing
Autism Support Group: Spectrum Parents