Help FEAT by Volunteering

  • FEAT needs your help.
  • Volunteers are needed for all programs and activities.
  • Corporate sponsorship and regular donations from families and professionals are essential.
  • Contact or call (916) 303-7405.

About our Volunteers

FEAT has accomplished a great many things in the past that naysayers said was impossible.

The families of FEAT are busily working towards increasing public awareness, continuing fundraising, and continuing to improve treatment and services for our children and their families. One of the most important services that FEAT provides is access to a network of caring parents and professionals who are knowledgeable and willing to help each other at a moment’s notice. we believe thais is the heart and soul of our autism community. We encourage you to take full advantage of the opportunity to help support yourself and your family through shared information and experiences that only parents of an autistic child could possibly understand.

FEAT Directors, Mentors and volunteers are not licensed professional advocates

Rather, they are parents and grandparents of young through adult children with autism spectrum disorders who share their knowledge and experience with other families. They offer unique and valuable perspectives about best outcome treatment programs, school programs, and the general challenges of busy lives.

FEAT’s goal is to create effective family-based advocacy, to help you ask the right questions, and to help you become the most informed advocate for your child.

After you access general information from the FEAT website ( and have read the books FEAT sends to new families, contact a mentor within your school district to learn about what happens when your child turns three. These resources prepare you to ask informed questions that best tap into the experience of FEAT mentors and volunteers.

With adequate notice, mentors may be available to consult families prior to an Individual Program Plan (IPP); Individualized Education Plan (IEP); and/ or Individualized Family Service Plan (IFSP); as well as attend meetings with the parents when necessary.