Found It!

Providing Peer Support and Social Opportunities for Disabled Adults (SODA)

Found It!

Providing Peer Support and Social Opportunities for Disabled Adults (SODA)

About Us

Who We Are

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Found It! and SODA were organically grown out of the desire and need to...

Provide peer support and social activities for young adults affected by  Asperger's Syndrome (AS), Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) High Functioning Autism (HFA) and other Neurodevelopmental disorders.


Why We Started

In Solano county, there were not many options for those higher functioning young adults that wanted to be a part of a peer group or have an active, independent social life. Most current programs were located outside of the county, cost too much, and/or are designed for youth under 18. We needed a program of our own, in our own community. After searching and seeming to come up short, we “Found It“ within ourselves to create something that we believe is truly special and want to share it with you. So now, you have Found It! Too


What We Do

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Provide Peer Support* 

A facilitator will meet with the group to discuss:

  • Life's challenges
  • Motivate each other
  • Building relationships
  • Anxiety/Coping Skills
  • Communication
  • Dating
  • It's Really Up to You!

This is a peer led group. The facilitator is only to ensure a welcoming, nonjudgmental atmosphere and to keep the group on topic. A short video maybe viewed or an agreed topic will be discussed or lear Something new alongside your peers. Participants must be moderately self sufficient and able to actively communicate.


Our Social Group, at times, partners with Social Opportunities for Disabled Adults (SODA)*

We love to get together. Some of our activities include:

  • Bowling
  • Water Aerobics 
  • Festivals (Anime, Comics)
  • Karaoke
  • Sporting events/participation (Sabering, hockey games, wrestling (SPW))
  • Horse racing
  • You Name It!

*A waiver must be signed to participate. 

What You Can Do

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Help get the word out and Join Us!

We get it. You want someone to talk to, someone who understands and has walked in your shoes, someone to just call friend. Living with a disability can be tough and can impair the ability to make friends and we want to help.

While our primary focus are individuals with Neurodevelopmental disorders between the ages of 18-40ish, we welcome ALL including those with social anxiety.


Our meetings are held twice a month at the Joseph A. Nelson Community Center, 611 Village Drive, Suisun City.


Our Peer support meetings are held on the 1st Wednesday* each month from 6:30-8:00pm.


Our Social Group partners with Social Opportunities for Disabled Adults (SODA) and meets on the  3rd Wednesday* of each month from 6:30-8:00pm.


*Except for holidays. November-December, we only meet once a month. 

Upcoming Events

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Wednesday February 20 at 6:00-8:00pm during our regular scheduled meeting. Found It! Monthly Peer Group has a special guest speaker. Stacy Everson, from SEEDS Education, Inc. will be coming to spend time with us to discuss some of the hidden dangers of social media, relationships and boundaries.


SEEDS Educational Services, Inc. is a non-profit organization with the mission of assisting people with intellectual and developmental disabilities to relate effectively with others in their community and building safe and meaningful relationships.


SEEDS was established in 1987 by Stacy Everson, R.N. in response to the growing number of sexual abuse cases involving people with developmental disabilities.


Friday March 8th at 6:00-8:00pm Kayak and Paddle Boarding at Allan Witt  Aquatic Center. The cost is $5. A waiver must completed and signed. Please contact Alexis at Alexis@foundithub.org


Saturday March 16 at 10:00am-4pm   Join us at Vacaville‘s own Anime Fest, “Vaca-Con”. Highlights of the event include Cosplay, comics, pop-culture, games and vendors. Located at Ulatis Community Center 1000 Ulatis Dr. Vacaville. The cost is $7 in advance and $10 at the door. 


Stay tuned for for some exciting NEWS!!

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Contact Us

SODA

(707) 486-7506

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Please Consider Helping Our Cause

No matter the size of your donation, your support and contributions will enable us to continue to provide a welcoming place to meet and to keep our event costs down. Found It! is an IRS 501(c)(3) designated nonprofit. Please consult with your tax adviser to ensure you receive the full benefit of donating. EIN: 82-5303708

Pay with PayPal or a debit/credit card

Resources

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The ARC California

Advocates for People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities .

http://www.thearcca.org/

Solano Cares

Your One-Stop resource site for services in and around Solano county.

http://www.solano.networkofcare.org

AASCEND

Autism Aspergers Spectrum Coalition for Education Networking and Development.

Adults of all ages on the autism spectrum, their families and friends, academics and professionals in the autism field unite as a community in AASCEND. 

http://www.aascend.org/

North Bay Regional Center

North Bay Regional Center is one of 21 Regional Centers for persons with developmental disabilities in California. Promoting opportunities and supporting choices.

https://nbrc.net/

United Cerebral Palsy

United Cerebral Palsy (UCP) is a trusted resource for individuals with Cerebral Palsy and other disabilities and their networks.

http://ucp.org/

Community Access Plus (CAP)

Assisting individuals with developmental disabilities, obtain and maintain employment in their community.

http://www.communityaccessplus.com/

Special Thank You

Thank you to Quin Burke and the Burke Family for their generous donation made on behalf of their loving father, brother and son, Donald James Burke. You were loved then, loved today, loved always. MYM