Found It! was organically grown out of the desire and need to...
Provide peer support and social activities for adults affected by Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and other disabilities. We believe everyone has the right to friendship and support. Our goal is to help our members gain the tools needed so they no longer fall through the cracks.
Why We Started
In Solano county, there were not many options for those higher functioning 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 those 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 ~Alexis and Family
Provide Peer Support*
A facilitator will meet with the group to discuss:
The goal is to be a peer led group. A facilitator is onsite to ensure a welcoming, nonjudgmental atmosphere and to keep the group on topic. A short video maybe viewed or an agreed topic can be discussed or even learn something new alongside your peers.
*Participants must be moderately self-sufficient and able to actively communicate.
Our Social Power Hour
We love to get together. Some of our activities include:
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 18-50, we welcome ALL including those with social anxiety.
Our Peer Support and Social Power Hour meetings are held twice a month at the Joseph A. Nelson Community Center, 611 Village Drive, Suisun City.
Social Opportunities for Disabled Adults (SODA) joins us for our meetings.
*Except for holidays. We only meet once a month November and December.
Our last regular meetings of the year: October 23rd, November 13 and December 11th from 6:30-8 at the Nelson Center.
Wednesday, October 23rd: Its our Spook-tacular Dar-o-ween Cake and Ice Cream Social! Why Dar-o-ween? It’s a celebration of Darien’s birthday and Halloween. Wear your best costume, create a masquerade mask, and play some games. Is it your birthday too? Come out and celebrate with us! *Note- dinner will not be served at this meeting, only cake and ice cream.
Monday, October 28th: We join SODA members and the city of Vacaville at Star Recreation for Bowling. Cost is $11 for shoes and lane. Food is an additional cost.
Wednesday, November 13th: Our Last Robyn’s Cafe of the year and it’s just it time for Thanksgiving! We will be making 2 parfaits from scratch. One will be a breakfast parfaits while the other will be a dessert parfait that you can make again later to share with family and friends for Thanksgiving.
Friday, November 22nd: We have teamed up with Social Opportunities for Disabled Adults (SODA) to host our very 1st Dance! It will be A Night Under the Stars Winter Dance for Disabled Adults
Hosted by :
Found It! Peer Support & Social Group
and Social Opportunities for Disabled Adults
Attire: Semi Formal
When: Friday, November 22, 2019
Time: 8:00-10:30 pm
Where: Stars Recreation Center, Vacaville
Cost: $5 at the Door
Dessert Bar Available*
*No Medical Assistance on Site*
*Additional Food & drinks can be purchased from Stars Recreation Restaurants
Proceeds will go towards the continued funding of our neurodiverse program. Check out our facilitator and member created flyers on our Newsletter page.
RSVP by contacting:
Monday, November 25th @5-7pm
Bowling with SODA and the city of Vacaville! Join us as we try to knock the pins down while the lights are turned down and some of today’s hit music is playing in the background. Loads of fun to be had by all.
Stars Recreation Center, Vacaville
Wednesday, December 11th: Our Last Meeting of the Year and our 2nd Annual Christmas Potluck Party! If you are able to, please bring a wrapped gift valued at no more than $20 and wear your jams! Yes, you saw that, we’re wearing our pajamas. We’ll have lots of music, games, food, sharing, and love to go around! We will start at 6pm to give us some extra time.
Check back for more upcoming events!
Have suggestions? Drop us a line!
We were interviewed by Keith and Will and also took questions from Jennifer and Stacey. It was a lot of fun and an awesome experience!
None of this would be possible without the support of our amazing members & we are truly grateful to you all
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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.
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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
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Cal-Estates and the Charles M. Schultz Foundation
Home Depot, Fairfield
Self Storage of Vacaville
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