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 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 Power Hour

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 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. 

Upcoming Events

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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.


Wednesday, January 22nd:

6:00 - 6:20pm: Stretching with Friends

*6:30 - 9:00pm:  Extended Game Night. Chandler is bringing his world famous trivia game back to Found It! Brush up on your knowledge of random facts and get ready for some fun and laughter. We're sure you'll walk away feeling a little better knowing that the average person uses 8.33 rolls of toilet paper a month.  We'll also play a few rounds of Bingo and afterwards we'll have open game time.

*Found It is sponsoring Parent Support Night hosted by TIkal, aka Jacob's Dad. This is a chance for parents to get together, support one another, discuss resources and to just hang out. This meeting will be held at 6:45 in the adjacent room at the Nelson Center.


Wednesday, February 12th

6:00 - 6:20pm: Stretching with Friends

6:30 - 8:00pm:  It's Music Night! Bring your favorite song and share why it's important to you, play an instrument, do a little karaoke or bust a move to your favorite song!

8:00-9:00pm:  Game hour. Bring a game or play one of ours. 


Wednesday, February 26th

6:00 - 6:20pm: Stretching with Friends

6:30 - 8:00pm:  Effective Communication, Healthy Relationships, and Dating. Details to follow. 

8:00-9:00pm:  Game hour. Bring a game or play one of ours. 


Friday, February 28th

TBA


Wednesday, March 11th

6:00 - 6:20pm: Stretching with Friends

6:30 - 8:00pm:  Robyn's Cafe reopens to bring you tantalizing tasty treats. Stay tuned for the details. We can bet its going to be scrumdilliumptious!

8:00-9:00pm:  Game hour. Bring a game or play one of ours. 


*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

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Alexis, Darien, & Robyn were guests on the “LOTS” tv show

Found It! was invited to “Life on the Spectrum” TV show!

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


YouTube link: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=GKkkJxbAyvM&feature=youtu.be

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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


Assemblyman Jim Frazier

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

Alex Nguyen https://alexandernguyen.smugmug.com

and the many employees of CalTrans, District 4