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.
To our Found It Family and Friends,
As the situation with Coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to develop, we are announcing that Found It face-to-face meetings and events are postponed until further notice. We are hopeful that we will be able start again late May but will keep you posted as each day, there are new announcements regarding the progress of this virus. Until then, we are meeting online! Yep, you heard that right, ONLINE and weekly to boot!! So check out our MeetUp Page to RSVP and to get the log in information.
As we move forward into this new norm, we encourage everyone to practice social distancing, using best practices for hygiene, frequent hand washing, and following the guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and our local health agencies.
We would also like to encourage you that if you are stressed, anxious, or are fearful from the current environment, please reach out to a trusted person for support. Nothing is more important than your health and safety, and the need to protect our most vulnerable with this virus.
Take care of yourself and be healthy. We love you, miss you and looking forward to the next time we meet again.
Alexis, Jeff, Robyn, and Family
2020 has a new lineup that we are trying out!
New! 6:00 - 6:20pm: Join us for light stretching
6:30 - 8:00pm: This is our regular scheduled meeting.
New! 8:00 - 9:00pm: Hang out and play some games or just sit back and visit with friends.
*Our meetings are free. We accept donations and we also accept your used clothing and accessories as donations to help keep our program running. So check out the attic, basement, garage or mom’s closet for all those unused items!
Check back for more upcoming events!
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
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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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