Hiring Individuals with Disabilities Is Good Business

Employment Makes Good Sense!

Starting as a part-time dishwasher, Emma (featured on front page) quickly advanced to a full time employee, making over 100 pies a day for Petaluma Pie Company.

Husband and wife owners Lina and Angelo discovered it made sense to hire more individuals, and expanded opportunities to include work for three more NBRC young adults. Contact NBRC to learn more about hiring individuals with disabilities to enhance and diversify your workforce, or click here to read more about innovations in Sonoma County.

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Rallying for Developmental Services

ARCA Executive Director Eileen Richey

ARCA Executive Director Eileen Richey

Between March 4rth and March 12th over 400 people rallied at the state  capitol to support the Lanterman 10 Coalition and save the developmental services system. As one voice, state legislators heard the outcry for rate increases, lower caseloads, and the elimination of the Annual Family Program Fee. Read more here: Senate Subcommittee Overview

Early Intervention Expands Eligibility

Early Intervention Service Coordinator Leah Howley assesses for developmental delays.

Early Intervention Service Coordinator Leah Howley assesses for developmental delays.

With this year’s legislative change to Early Start eligibility to include infants and toddlers who are “at risk” for a developmental disability, NBRC Early Intervention Service Coordinators sharpen their assessment skills. Infants and toddlers with a significant (33%) delay in at least one developmental area OR who have a combination of two or more risk factors OR who have severe vision, hearing or orthopedic impairments are eligible.

See NBRC’s Early Start page here for more information.

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