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County to host resource fair and launch website for people with disabilities
March 8, 2018
SOLANO COUNTY – In observance of Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month, Solano County Health and Social Services, in partnership with the DisABILITY Planning Group, will host a Disabilities Resource Fair on Thursday, March 15 from 10:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. at the County Events Center, 601 Texas Street in Fairfield. This event is free and open to the public.
At the resource fair, the County will unveil the SolanoCares.org – Disabilities website, an online hub of resources, services, health topics and events designed specifically for Solano residents with disabilities. Like its sister site SolanoCares4Seniors.org, this one-stop resource website provides people with disabilities, their family members, caregivers, and health care professionals a means to easily look up disability-related information.
Key features of the website include a comprehensive service directory of local, state and national resources, community calendar, learning center, nationwide news stories and health library. The website aims to empower people with disabilities by providing them a streamlined platform to find resources in an easy-to-read format. SolanoCares.org is ADA-compliant and available in multiple languages.
Following the launch, guests are welcome to explore the website through multiple demo stations. Attendees can also meet over 20 organizations that cater to those with disabilities, including support and advocacy groups, transportation services, nonprofit agencies and government programs.
"Finding resources can be challenging, and even more so if you have a disability," said Dr. Bela Matyas, Solano County Health Officer. “Our goal is to make it simpler for those with disabilities to find services that best meet their needs. The resource fair gives them the opportunity to learn about services available to them in the community and the website stores information about all these services in one convenient place which can be accesses anytime and anywhere.”
Light refreshments will be served. To RSVP, register at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/solanocaresorg-disabilities-website-launch-resource-fair-tickets-43450881757 by Wednesday, March 14.
For more information about the Disabilities Resource Fair and website launch event, contact Shai Davis, Senior Health Education Specialist at (707) 784-8679 and KBDavis@SolanoCounty.com.