Family Autism Center
The Family Autism Center at The Arc of South Norfolk offers a wide range of general family support services and activities to families of children and adults who are diagnosed with an Autism Spectrum Disorder.
LIFEWORKS GUIDING PRINCIPLES
- Build collaborative partnerships with families, friends, and communities
- Ensure a continuum of person-centered supports and choices
- Advocate for the protection of human and civil rights
- Develop and retain exceptional, supportive staff
- Provide visionary leadership that is actively engaged in defining future standards of supports
- Sustain sound stewardship to advance mission, financial, and organizational integrity
We help families access services that may be available to them (ex.DDS, Masshealth, ABA, etc). We will assist with applications, including making copies and mailing documents.
FAC offers many recreation and social programs throughout the year for various ages, children to adults. We strive to offer as many community-based programs as possible, including sports, outdoor & nature-based activities, arts, dances, social skills and family fun days.
We offer vacation week programming for children and young adults with developmental disabilities during February and April vacation weeks. Along with our drop-off program, we host events that are open to the entire family during these specific school vacation weeks.
FAC offers support groups for family members, including parents and grandparents, throughout the year.
Workshops and training programs are offered for parents and professionals throughout the calendar year. Topics include IEP Training, financial Planning, ABA/Behavioral Interventions, Basic Rights, etc. In collaboration with the Family Support Program, a Transition Training series is held each year, covering Guardianship, DDS Eligibility & SSI.
Help support the work of the Family autism Center and the families we serve by helping out at our ongoing fundraisers or donating directly to the Family Autism Center.
We maintain an updated referral list of pediatricians, Advocates, neurologists, Attorneys, Psychiatrists, Music Therapists, etc.
Our Adult Day Services Programs offer individually tailored services for a diverse group of adults with developmental and intellectual disabilities. Our community includes persons with Autism, Cerebral Palsy, Epilepsy, sensory and mobility impairments. firstname.lastname@example.orgLearn More