The Freddie Ford Family Foundation has a number of programs to support individuals with autism as well as their families.
Parent Social Outings
Teen Social Outings
Heroes for Autism 5K and Mile
Kids Fun Run
Autism Trivia Night
Trunk or Treat
Mental and Physical Wellness
The mental and physical wellness programs are to promote activities to support the physical and mental well being of families and individuals with autism.
The social skills programs provide opportunities for individuals with autism to engage socially in a natural setting without being instructed on social expectations. Currently, we provide monthly social events for young children with autism. We have a teen social group that meets regularly for events and has weekly social skills calls.
The family support programs allow us to connect with parents with newly diagnosed children with information and resources, to discuss issues and concerns with schools, and interact with parents who just need social support to discuss life parenting a child with autism.
The summer camp, Camp Ausome, is for young children with autism to provide a safe place for them to learn a variety of sports and activities with staff that understands their needs.
The Freddie Ford Family Foundation provides links to necessary resources, information, and support to parents of individuals with autism. The Youtube Channel, @ford4autismstl, has videos of educational webinars explaining ABA therapy, Speech therapy, how to manage finances, and other topics.
Autism Awareness and Acceptance
Through community events and programs the Freddie Ford Family Foundation is working to increase awareness and acceptance of autism.