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About Us

Who We Are

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

Provide peer support and social activities for young 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 

What We Do

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Provide Peer Support* 

A facilitator will meet with the group to discuss:

  • Life's challenges
  • Building relationships
  • Anxiety/Coping Skills
  • Communication
  • Basic Skills (microwave cooking)
  • It's Really Up to You!

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 Group

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

  • Popcorn Night at the Lounge
  • Festivals (Anime, Comics)
  • Karaoke
  • Sporting events/participation (Sabering, hockey games, wrestling (SPW))
  • Movies
  • Art projects
  • Bowling (with Social Opportunities for Disabled Adults (SODA) and the city of Vacaville)
  • You Name It!

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 18-50, 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 2nd Wednesday* each month from 6:30-8:00pm.


Our Social Group meets on the  4th Wednesday* of each month from 6:30-8:00pm. 


Social Opportunities for Disabled Adults (SODA) joins us for our meetings.


*Except for holidays. We only meet once a month November and December. 

Upcoming Events

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Our regular meetings: Wednesday July 24th and August 14th 6:30-8 at the Nelson Center 611 Village Dr., Suisun


July 24th Meeting Topic: Fun and games are great but sometimes life gets in the way and puts a bump on our road to happiness. Trying to get to the other side of the bump can cause anxiety and stress that can lead down an even bumpier side road of unhappiness. You are not alone. Come out and meet with your peers to discuss anxiety and the different tools that can be used to overcome/lessen the affects and get you back on Happy Road, USA.


We love sharing! Bring your ideas, suggestions and any tools you use to help lessen the affects of anxiety.


August 14th Meeting Topic: (Sing to the tune of Bob Seger’s “Old Time Rock n’ Roll”) Just take those old records off the shelf, you won’t be listening to them by yourself! Grab some dancing shoes and clear those pipes, you got some friends with you tonight!

Bring in your favorite song for karaoke, dancing, or for telling us what your song choice means to you. We’ll also have a few games too.

If you’re in need of a snack, we’ll be serving up ballpark nachos! What’s that? It’s your standard stripped down nachos: chips, cheese, and jalapeños on the side. We may have an extra topping or 2. 😋

For those that are interested, we will be discussing our upcoming cruise in April 2020.


August 28th Meeting Topic: TBA


September TBD: Japantown!


September 25th: Meeting Topic TBA


Check back for more upcoming events!

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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

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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


Suisun ACE Hardware

Cal-Estates and the Charles M. Schultz Foundation

Home Depot, Fairfield

Self Storage of Vacaville 

Walmart of Suisun 

Trader Joe’s of Fairfield 

Beehive Estates

Brother Joe

Painter Doug

Grant Wilcox

and the many employees of CalTrans, District 4