WHO WE ARE
Created in 1959, Pace Solano serves approximately 400 men and women with disabilities aged 22 years and older in 7 program sites located around Solano County.
We are dedicated to providing quality programming, life skills training, and educational services to adults with disabilities. Pace Solano strives to increase opportunities for social interactions and learning experiences for the individuals we serve, both in day programs and in the community. We offer choices that enable the people we serve the opportunity to successfully live, work, and participate in the community in which they reside.
We believe that those we serve play an important part in our community. We offer people with disabilities opportunities to make choices on what they want to do during their program day.
USARC (Upper Solano Association for Retarded Citizens) launched in 1959 by a group of parents in the Fairfield/Vacaville area to provide much needed services for their adult children after they left school.
Formerly known as Positive Approach to Consumer Education, PACE was formed in Vallejo in 1983 by Carolyn Dillard. PACE provided day program and work services to adults with developmental disabilities.
USARC and PACE merged into one agency in 1989. USARC was the official name of the corporation, but PACE was the name used by seven sites located throughout Solano County which housed the day program.
The name of the corporation officially changed to Pace Solano in March of 2004. The agency flourished under Carolyn’s direction to become the largest day program vendor in Solano County.
Today, Pace Solano provides day program services, employment coaching, and transportation. Pace Solano focuses on each individual’s goals and dreams, while helping them work towards achieving them.