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.
Great news! We will be moving our Atlantic County monthly support group meeting to Fresh Start Church in Egg Harbor Township starting in September and will be the fourth Thursday of every month. Below are the meeting dates for the 2015/2016 school year. All meetings will be held from 6 pm to 7:30 pm.
September 24, 2015
January 21, 2016
Our new meeting facilitator will be Nicole Lynch, MSW and our parent mentor will be Becka Balliet.
Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org or 609-412-3750
Where: Fresh Start Church. 1049 Ocean Heights Ave. Egg Harbor Township, NJ 08234
Child Care: Elementary area reserved for you parents: meet in the main sanctuary.
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.
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.