FACES 4 Autism is a non-profit organization dedicated to education and support of children with Autism and their families. Donations are greatly appreciated. Please check out our upcoming events.
The Mosca family created a support group called Families for Autistic Children in April 2002, after their son Kyle was diagnosed with PDD-NOS. They were interested in learning more about autism, and in meeting others families facing the same diagnosis. This was a time when the internet was in its infancy, and people preferred to find their information in a face-to-face manner. There were no support organizations in the area which dealt exclusively with autism spectrum disorders, other than ASPEN, which was mainly for children with Asperger Syndrome. The Moscas wanted a place where everyone could feel welcome and supported. After a meeting with then Assemblyman Francis Blee, they decided to start their own group. It was called Families For Autistic Children.
The need for services in South Jersey was great, so they gathered others to create awareness and support by hanging flyers in stores. Isabelle Mosca received over 200 phone calls and over 60 people in attendance at a preliminary meeting, after an article was printed in the Press of Atlantic City in May 2002.
As a result, the group developed immediately into a non-profit, with the help of other dedicated families including the Philippis, the Cowans, the Seegers, the Elmers, the Kellys, the Mittlemans, and the Mullins.
FACES 4 Autism supports and educates families, professionals and the community about autism through family activities, community awareness programs, and educational events through out the year. All are included and welcomed on our journey.
FACES 4 AUTISM Conference rescheduled
Dear Presenters, Attendees, and Volunteers,
It is with overwhelming disappointment that we report to you that our March 12th conference has to be rescheduled. Stockton has graciously offered us the chance to move the event to an alternate date.
Our keynote, Michele McKeone, just canceled due to a schedule conflict. Sigh. The balance of workshops and the afternoon keynote were in sync and now we will need to shift gears and hope that all of you can converge on a new date and time.
Now we are currently looking for alternate dates.
I am so sorry, but we have no other choice but to reschedule our conference. Thank you to each and every one of you who has helped put your unique spin on this endeavor to make it a success. We will merely move it to a better, more universally convenient place on the calendar. We assure all of our sponsors that we will turn, pivot, and hit the “refresh” button to make this event a success!
I will do my best to look for a Friday that works for all. Thank you for your kindness, and again, I will be in touch very soon.
FACES 4 Autism
Support Group Meetings at St. James Hall in Ventnor
NOW ON 3rd FRIDAYS!
♥ APRIL 17
Please note: The information provided by FACES 4 Autism is for informational purposes and is not an endorsement or recommendation for any treatment. We embrace all possibilities for a cure to autism spectrum disorders explored by families, but we are not intended to be a replacement for services or legal advice.