Solano County hosts resource fair and website launch for people with disabilities


A Disabilities Resource Fair is planned for next Thursday, March 15 in Solano County, in observance of Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month, county officials announced.

Solano County Health and Social Services, in partnership with the DisABILITY Planning Group, will host the event from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Thursday at the County Events Center, 601 Texas Street in Fairfield. This event is free and open to the public, they said.

At the resource fair, the County will unveil the – Disabilities website, an online hub of resources, services, health topics and events designed specifically for Solano residents with disabilities.

“Like its sister site, 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,” officials said.

The site’s key features include a comprehensive service directory of local, state and national resources, community calendar, learning center, nationwide news stories and health library, they said.

“The website aims to empower people with disabilities by providing them a streamlined platform to find resources in an easy-to-read format,” officials said. “ is ADA-compliant and available in multiple languages.”

Following the launch, guests are welcome to explore the website through multiple demo stations, event organizers said. Attendees can also learn about more than 20 organizations that cater to those with disabilities, including support and advocacy groups, transportation services, nonprofit agencies and government programs, they said.

“Finding resources can be challenging, and even more so if you have a disability,” Solano County Health Officer Bela Matyas said. “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 by Wednesday, March 14, at,

For more information about the Disabilities Resource Fair and website launch event, contact Shai Davis, Senior Health Education Specialist at (707) 784-8679 and


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