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 as well as other developmental and intellectual disabilities. We believe everyone has the right to friendships and support. Our goal is to help our members gain the tools needed so they no longer fall through the cracks.
We started in Solano County because there were not many options for adults who were moderately impacted from D/ID. We wanted to make sure everyone had an opportunity 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 were 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 for all Determined Adults 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 developmental and intellectual disabilities 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) jmembers are WELCOME!
*We only meet once a month in November and December.
Hello!! We wanted to let you know that we are back for in person meetings!! We meet at the Nelson Center in Suisun on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month from 6-7:30pm.
August 25th: Our Topic is "My Favorite Thing Is..." So what is it? What is your favorite thing? Is it a poem, song, movie, book, comic book hero or maybe its Alexis. Ok, ok, maybe not Alexis but you get the drift. Share with us!
September 2nd: The Found It Sports Talk Gang are hosting a Basketball Hang Out Session. Come out and join us while we talk hoops, shoot hoops, and do a little dribble drabble on the court. This is open to all levels. There's no wrong way to hang out and have fun. Allan Witt, Fairfield at 5:30-7:30.
September 8th: We are going to revisit our Anti-bully campaign. Do you know how to recognize a bully? They come in all shapes, sizes and in different kinds of relationships. We need to keep our relationships healthy and and to see the red flags. Together, we can learn bow to deal with and stomp out bullies.
Now...don't be shy. Come out and hang with us!
Masks are required and will be available as well as hand sanitizer.
*Our meetings are free. We accept monetary donations, used clothing, and accessories for donations to help keep our program running and hopefully to buy a van to transport our members to events. So check out the attic, basement, garage or mom’s closet for all those unused items and loose change, we'll take it!
Have suggestions? Want to get involved with our newsletter? Drop us a line! Contact Alexis at Alexis@foundithub.org or call 707-780-2700
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
Feel Free to drop us a line at 707-780-2700 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org Sign up to receive our quarterly newsletter. It’s filled with our events, projects and goals.
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
Walmart of Suisun
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and the many employees of CalTrans, District 4
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