NBRC hosts a Self Determination Program Informational Presentation on Sept 25th

SDP Informational Meeting

5:00 pm NBRC Board Room

The Self Determination Program allows participants the opportunity to have more control in developing their service plans and selecting service providers to better meet their needs. Self Determination is about Freedom, Authority, Support, Responsibility, and Confirmation.  Come learn more about what Self Determination is, how it is different from what you have now, how it works, and how to enroll.

Self Determination Flyer 9.25.17

NBRC Presents draft Performance Plan for 2018

Announcement – Public Meeting to Review draft 2018 Performance Plan

Wednesday, September 6, 2017
5-7pm
Board Room
North Bay Regional Center
610 Airpark Way
Napa, CA 94558

North Bay Regional Center wants to make sure that we are continuously improving.  We strive to exceed our mission, desired outcomes, and that we are in compliance with all requirements.

The NBRC Performance Plan measures our ongoing performance on desired statewide outcomes, and compares North Bay Regional Center’s performance with the statewide average for all 21 regional centers in California. These desired outcomes reflect the state’s public policy direction for developmental services in the community.

We continue to fulfill all planned activities with the intent of improving outcomes as directed by our community members, Board of Directors, and NBRC staff.

 

How do we implement this plan?

We are continuing activities from this year and prior years, such as the continued development of licensed homes, day activities, family support and training and more in 2017/18, such as:

  • Support for clients to move from State Developmental Centers to homes in the community
  • Support for children to live with families (their own family, foster family, or with a guardian)
  • Information and support groups to promote family stability and empowerment
  • Coordination of employment preparation and training, job development, and ongoing support for adults to find and maintain employment.

    You are invited to hear a presentation of our proposed plan and provide your input. We will present the plan and listen to your comments during the Public Meeting of the NBRC Board of Directors on September 6, 2017.

    or send your written input by mail to:                  or by email: JanuaryC@nbrc.net
    January Crane
    Department Manager – Federal Programs          *All Performance Plans can be found on
    North Bay Regional Center                                 our website at www.nbrc.net:
    PO Box 3360                                                         Transparency  & Accountability page
    Napa, CA 94558

Department of Developmental Services: FY 2017-18 Budget Highlights

DEPARTMENT OF DEVELOPMENTAL SERVICES
GOVERNOR’S BUDGET HIGHLIGHTS
PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS
The Department of Developmental Services (Department or DDS) is responsible under the Lanterman Developmental Disabilities Services Act (Lanterman Act) for ensuring that approximately 300,000 persons with developmental disabilities receive the services and support they require to lead more independent and productive lives and to make choices and decisions about their lives.
California provides services and supports to individuals with developmental disabilities two ways. The vast majority of people live in their families’ homes or other community settings and receive state-funded services that are coordinated by one of 21 non-profit corporations known as regional centers. In contrast, a small number of individuals live in three state-operated developmental centers (DCs) and one state-operated community facility. The number of individuals with developmental disabilities in the community served by regional centers (consumers) is expected to increase from 303,447 in the current year to 317,283 in 2017-18. The number of individuals living in state-operated residential facilities is estimated to be 490 on July 1, 2018.

see full document here: DDS FY 2017-18 Budget Highlights

Self Determination Advisory Committee meeting

The next Advisory Committee meeting for the implementation of the Self Determination Program will be held at NBRC on Wednesday, January 18th, 2017 from 1-3.

 

Please see announcement and agenda here

Disability Rights California Announces Election Day Hotline!

Tuesday November 8, 2016

Election Day Hotline

If you have a disability and….

  • You cannot get into your polling place

  • The accessible voting machine is not working

  • Other people can see how you are voting

  • You are told you cannot vote because you have a disability

  • You have a question about you right to vote

Disability Rights California can:

  • Explain your rights

  • Work to resolve the problem

  • Help you file a complaint

Voice – 1-888-569-7955

TTY – 1-800-719-5798

If you need to call through relay, you can contact the California relay service by dialing 711.

For assistance in a language other than English, you may be put on hold while we connect with interpreters.
www.disabilityrightsca.org

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Self Determination Program – Financial Management Services Presentations

The Self Determination Program option is getting closer to receiving final approval from CMS. In preparation for this, outreach has been happening in the North Bay Regional Center catchment area to provide interested clients and families more information about the program and about the Financial Management requirements.

Financial Management Services help participants manage their individual budgets by paying bills and managing the payroll for support workers. Join Joe Hernandez from Premier Healthcare Service, with Lisa Hooks from the State Council on Developmental Disabilities and January Crane from NBRC  for this important presentation  on Monday, Oct 17th 6:30-8:30 pm in Fairfield,  Tuesday, Oct 25th, from 6-8pm in Santa Rosa, and Tuesday, November 8th in Vacaville.

Information about the Fairfield presentation: cnp_sdp_fms_training_flyer

Information about the Santa Rosa presentation: bi_sdp_fms_training_flyer

Information about the Vacaville presentation: vacaville_sdp_fms_training_flyer

DDS Extends Deadline For Regional Center Providers to Submit HCBS Transition Funding Proposals

On August 3, 2016, the Department sent  information regarding the process for requesting funding to assist providers in making changes to meet the federal Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS) settings requirements.  To allow more time for the development and completion of these proposals, the Department is extending the deadline, until October 30, 2016, for service providers to submit proposals to regional centers.  The Department will update its website with this revised timeline:

http://www.dds.ca.gov/HCBS/

All proposals for NBRC vendors need to be sent attn: Maura McDonough at Mauram@nbrc.net

 

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