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AUTISM
In 2023 the CDC determined that 1 in 36 children will be diagnosed with autism. It is more commonly found in boys than girls. People diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) often have difficulty with social, emotional, and communication skills. They might repeat certain behaviors, have rigid routines, and might not want change in their daily activities. Many people with ASD also have different ways of learning, paying attention, or reacting to things. Signs of ASD begin during early childhood and typically last throughout a person’s life. There is no cure for autism and the cause is still yet unknown.

Helping under-served families impacted by Autism

Our Goal, Vision & Commitment

Register & Help Make Change

Volunteer, Participate, or Donate

We provide social programs to encourage natural socializing, free from judgment from people who do not understand autism, and holiday events so families can enjoy themselves like any other families.

By visiting the link you can make a donation on our giving grid. We appreciate any amount to ensure that we can provide low to no cost events for our families.

Mission

The Freddie Ford Family Foundation is dedicated to supporting under-served families impacted by autism and raising awareness and acceptance of autism.  Through our mission we strive to enhance the quality of life for individuals with autism by providing opportunities to socialize in a safe, natural setting free from judgment, all while providing fun experiences for the whole family.

Volunteer

Sponsorship Opportunities

There are a number of sponsorship opportunities for the Heroes for Autism 5k and Mile. Please email for more information click here.

We are a volunteer driven organization. We welcome volunteers for our programs and social events including our Easter Egg Hunt, Trivia Night, Camp Ausome, Heroes for Autism 5k, Trunk or Treat and Christmas Party. We know that our volunteers are special caring people whose time is valuable. If you want a meaningful volunteer experience, please contact us by email with any questions regarding opportunities.

5th Annual Heroes for Autism 5K & Mile registration is open!

Visit our events page to register. With no extra fees. 

Early Bird 5K is $35 and mile is $25 until May 1st. The 5K will increase to $45 and the mile will be $35.

Heroes for Autism 5k fun run & walk save the date
Flyer for the Ausome 80s Trivia Night charity event

Autism Trivia Night
Registration

Visit our events page to register. With no extra fees. 

Early Bird Table for $200 and single ticket is $25 until January 1st. Table will increase to $250 and single tickets will be $30.

 

PROGRAMS & EVENTS

 

Annual Heroes for Autism 5K and Mile

Camp Ausome

Autism Community Play Dates

Teen Outings

Sensory Box donations

Christmas donations

Easter Egg Hunt

Trunk or Treat

Social Skills

Parent Support Group

Mental and Physical and Wellness

Autism Acceptance and Awareness

Latest News/Blog Posts

1 in 36 children are diagnosed on the autism spectrum.  Autism spectrum disorder is 4 times more common in boys than girls.

Statistic from Centers for Disease control

Join Us

Raise Autism awareness and provide services for  under-served children.

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